CMP 15

15th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol

UNFCCC / Kyoto Protocol / CMP 15
2 December - 13 December 2019, Madrid, Spain


Madrid News Update 1: Main issues facing UN climate talks in Madrid
Madrid, 2 December 2019 (Meena Raman)

Amidst continuing protests in Chile, the annual climate talks under the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), originally scheduled to take place in Santiago, will now kick-off in Madrid, Spain, from 2nd – 13 Dec, 2019, with the Chilean Minister of Environment, Carolina Schmidt, pre

Madrid News Update 11: Key issues not resolved by Subsidiary Bodies to be handled by Ministers
Madrid, 10 December 2019 (TWN)

As the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies (SBs) concluded their work and held their final plenary meetings late night on 9 Dec that spilled over to early morning of 10th  Dec, many key issues remain unresolved at the Madrid climate talks, which will now be handled by “pairs of ministers” and “senior member

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 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 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