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 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 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.

Madrid News Update 12: Developing countries question lack of balance in treatment of issues at SBSTA
Madrid, 10 December 2019 (TWN)

The 51st Session of the UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) closed at 2.20 am on 10 Dec following an intense exchange among Parties over the lack of balance in the treatment of issues, particularly of importance to developing countries.

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 10: Developing countries submit formal proposal on Loss and Damage Mechanism
Madrid, 9 December 2019 (Evelyn Teh)

Developing countries under the Group of 77 and China made a formal submission for a proposed decision on the ‘Review of the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) for Loss and Damage and the report of the WIM Executive Committee (ExCom) on 7 Dec 2019, at the UNFCCC COP25 in Madrid,

Madrid News Update 9: Carbon neutral target for all by 2050 disregards equity and climate justice
Madrid, 9 December 2019 (Evelyn Teh)

At a side-event held on Dec 2 at the climate talks in Madrid, several developing country delegates gave their reflections on the theme of ‘Equity in the implementation of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement’, organised by Third World Network, and pointed out that recent calls for all countries to