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 19: COP 25 was a mix of unresolved issues & some significant decisions
Madrid, 19 December 2019 (Prerna Bomzan)

The climate talks under the UNFCCC in Madrid that began on Dec 2 and ended on 15 Dec, have been hailed by many as the longest COP to date; and could only conclude with the adoption of several key decisions that were procedural in nature, for the further work to be continued next year, kicking the

Madrid News Update 18: Weak outcome on addressing pre-2020 ambition gaps due to strong resistance by North
Madrid, 18 December 2019 (TWN)

At the closing plenary of the climate talks in Madrid that went overtime till Sunday, Dec 15, Parties adopted overarching or cover decisions, following intense wrangling behind closed doors, that revealed opposition from developed countries in having a strong outcome on addressing their pre-2020

Madrid News Update 17: Climate conference ends amidst major North-South differences
Madrid, 17 December 2019 (TWN)

The UN climate talks ended almost two days later than scheduled on Sunday, Dec 15, where some key decisions were unable to be adopted, mainly because of clashes of opinion between developed and developing countries.

Madrid News Update 16: Efforts continue to bridge outstanding issues on final day of climate talks
Madrid, 13 December 2019 (TWN)

The climate talks under the UNFCCC are scheduled to end today, 13 Dec.

Madrid News Update 13: Difficult issues under Article 6 of Paris Agreement negotiations
Madrid, 11 December 2019 (Prerna Bomzan)

At the on-going climate talks in Madrid, negotiations on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (PA) continue to be embroiled in many difficult and contentious issues, making the path to reaching an outcome agreeable to all Parties a rather challenging task.