The 2019 Climate Change Conference will take place in Madrid, Spain, from 2-13 December. The Conference was originally scheduled to take place in Santiago, Chile. However, on 30 October 2019, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa was informed by the Government of Chile of its decision not to host the Conference, in view of the difficult situation that the country is undergoing. On 1 November 2019, the COP Bureau agreed that the Conference would take place on the originally scheduled dates in Madrid.
The 2019 Climate Change Conference is scheduled to take place from 2-13 December 2019, in Madrid, Spain.
Side events will begin on Monday, 2 December 2019. These side events are an excellent opportunity for a wide range of organizations, from governments and international organizations, to civil society and private sector organizations, to highlight an array of important climate change issues at UNFCCC conferences. These events provide a platform for information dissemination, capacity building, policy discussions and legitimizing global governance.
As introduced after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, official side events are organized under the common theme “Accelerating implementation of the Paris Agreement“ and will be categorized under the three categories:
Enhancing ambition: pre-2020 action, any issues that help increase ambition.
Promoting implementation: methodologies, showcasing of climate action, global stocktake, etc.
Providing support to developing countries: means of implementation, replicable tools and approaches.
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ meeting coverage, will cover selected side events from the 2019 Climate Change Conference. Kindly return to this site on Monday, 2 December 2019, for full coverage of the events.
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