COP 25

25th session of the Conference of the Parties

2 December - 13 December 2019, Madrid, Spain


Madrid News Update 14: COP 25 President stresses importance of pre-2020 commitments
Madrid, 11 December 2019 (Evelyn Teh)

The high-level segment of the Madrid climate talks opened with an opening ceremony, morning of 10th Dec 2019.

Madrid News Update 15: Developing countries call for measures to address pre-2020 gaps
Madrid, 12 December 2019 (Evelyn Teh)

Several key developing countries called for measures to address the pre-2020 gaps in ambition and climate finance caused by the developed countries failure to abide by the agreements reached under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, and stressed that this was necessary in ensuring trust and confid

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