The 2nd session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement

2 December - 13 December 2019, Madrid, Spain


Madrid News Update 6: Developed countries oppose long-term finance discussions under UNFCCC post 2020
Madrid, 6 December 2019 (TWN)

At the on-going climate talks in Madrid, developed countries are opposed to continuing discussions on long-term finance under the UNFCCC post 2020, and want further discussions on finance to take place under the Paris Agreement.

Madrid News Update 22: Intense wrangling over COP 25 finance decisions
Madrid, 23 December 2019 (Prerna Bomzan)

Kathmandu: The COP 25 decisions on climate finance matters saw intense wrangling between developed and developing countries until the final hours of the closing plenary that ended on Sunday, 15 Dec, two days later than its original schedule.

Madrid News Update 21: Loss and Damage decisions adopted after intense and difficult negotiations
Madrid, 20 December 2019 (TWN)

A significant outcome of COP 25 were decisions on the 2019 review of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage (WIM), which were finally adopted on Dec 15, through intense and difficult negotiations, since the start of the talks in Madrid on Dec 2.

Madrid News Update 20: Call for raised ambition on climate needs ambition on finance – say developing countries
Madrid, 19 December 2019 (Evelyn Teh)

Developing countries at the closing plenary of COP 25 said that the call for raised ambition in emissions reductions must be matched by ambition on the provision of the means of implementation, especially on finance from developed countries.

Madrid News Update 2: Need for transformational approach in tackling climate change – says UN Secretary-General
Madrid, 3 December 2019 (Prerna Bomzan)

At the opening ceremony of the climate talks in Madrid, Spain on 2nd Dec, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said that what the world needed in tackling climate change was “not an incremental approach, but a transformational one”, that involved “rapid and deep change in the w