Madrid Climate Change Conference - Dec 2019

2 December - 13 December 2019, Madrid, Spain

Individual Meetings

COP 25 2 December - 13 December 2019
SBI 51 2 December - 13 December 2019
SBSTA 51 2 December - 13 December 2019
CMP 15 2 December - 13 December 2019
CMA 2 2 December - 13 December 2019

Updates from all meetings

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 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.