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 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 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

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 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 5: Disagreements continue over membership of Adaptation Fund Board
Madrid, 5 December 2019 (TWN)

Discussions on the membership of the Adaptation Fund Board continued to be contentious at the ongoing climate talks in Madrid, with developing countries calling for a procedural discussion on the matter, and developed countries calling for changing the composition of the AF Board through a substa