This page links to the headlines, key links, analysis, and embedded tweets from Cop25. As with Planeta.com coverage of other events, we look at the substance and the format, asking how to engage locals and remote participants. Bonus points for livestreaming, but was anyone watching? All events can be more engaging. Notes and suggestions are welcome. We incorporate responses directly into the text.
- What sessions will have livestreaming and recorded video?
- Do on-demand videos have shownotes, transcripts, and ways to interact?
- Are there collaborative Google Docs or wikis?
- Who is writing and tweeting from the event?
- Are there tips for remote participants who wish to be engaged?
- How will this year’s Climate COP be different than earlier events?
- What would locals like visitors to know about Madrid?
Thoughts of a 17-year old on #COP25:
First of all, there is very little international news coverage, which makes it hard for people who were not at COP, or involved in the environmental moment, to know what’s going on at the place that’s is supposed to define climate ambition
— Xiye Bastida (@xiyebastida) December 15, 2019
— Adam Markham (@AdamCMarkham) December 15, 2019
— IISDRS (@IISDRS) December 15, 2019
NEWS: Delays deny the world the justice of #ClimateAction.
— IIED (@IIED) December 15, 2019
Die Weltklimakonferenz #COP25 ist heute zu Ende gegangen. Zu den Beschlüssen zählt ein Aufruf zu höheren Klimaschutz-Zusagen im nächsten Jahr. Die EU hatte bereits beschlossen, bis 2050 klimaneutral zu werden und ihr Klimaziel für 2030 zu überarbeiten: https://t.co/DvCZZFZEaU pic.twitter.com/coBrKrC5dI
— Bundesumweltministerium (@bmu) December 15, 2019
— CIFOR (@CIFOR) December 15, 2019
It's now early Sunday morning in Madrid and with #COP25 ticking over 30 hours into overtime, delegates speculated about how close parties actually were to any meaningful agreement.
— IISDRS (@IISDRS) December 14, 2019
— IISDRS (@IISDRS) December 14, 2019
Remember every national woe, political row, European debate & election fought is, in the end, a subsidiary of the #ClimateCrisis. One day, most elections will be fought on little else. #Sustainability #cop pic.twitter.com/4TEwUd0U3R
— Brendan May (@bmay) December 14, 2019
"Never have I seen the almost total disconnection we've seen here (…) between what the science requires and the people of the world demand, and what the climate negotiators are delivering,” said Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists.#COP25 https://t.co/1JCakB9n2Y
— Frank Jordans (@wirereporter) December 14, 2019
— IIED (@IIED) December 14, 2019
— UN Environment Programme North America (@UNEP_NAmerica) December 13, 2019
Chile canceló la #COP25 en su país. No ayudó para que nos devuelvan dinero de vuelos y hospedaje. Tuvimos que salir a buscar financiamiento extra para viajar a Madrid. Y ahora por su inoperancia como presidencia de la COP extiende el proceso al punto que no estaremos en el final
— Tais Gadea Lara (@TaisGadeaLara) December 14, 2019
Thank you for taking the lead on this Henry. Your idea that COP events should also benefit the host country in lasting ways is thoughtful and so positive. https://t.co/IRDJx9FoBF
— Sarah Sutton (@greenmuseum) December 2, 2019
— UN-Water (@UN_Water) December 3, 2019
Loss of #biodiversity can affect climate – deforestation increases the atmospheric abundance of carbon dioxide, for example"—Sir Bob Watson#COP25 #NatureNow #Biodiversity2020 #TimeForAction pic.twitter.com/PICn7GKwjv
— IPBES (@IPBES) December 3, 2019
— Mark C. Urban @ COP25 (@MarkCUrban) December 3, 2019
Giant halls and meeting rooms where the world seeks a solution to maintaining a functioning environment and climate. 🤞#ClimateAction #COP25Madrid @CIFOR @ICRAF @ForestsMatter pic.twitter.com/cRO6zt4FfC
— Jeremy van Loon (@JeremyvanLoon) December 3, 2019
Welcome to #COP25!
It is an honour to receive the political and social leaders at IFEMA who are meeting to reach agreements to reduce climate change.
To keep up to date, download the App Negociator. https://t.co/CzvT52MVpB
— IFEMA (@feriademadrid) December 2, 2019
— Leo Hickman (@LeoHickman) December 2, 2019
— Patricia Espinosa C. (@PEspinosaC) November 30, 2019
— Patricia Espinosa C. (@PEspinosaC) November 1, 2019
— COP25 (@COP25CL) November 1, 2019
COP25: Longest climate talks end with compromise deal – BBC
The UN climate talks are over for another year – was anything achieved? – Guardian
UN climate talks in Madrid ended without resolving their toughest issue – Vox
COP25 really is the ‘point of no return’ in the climate emergency. Here’s why – CNN
COP25 Will Take Place in Madrid
Chile Receives Offer from Spain to Hold COP25 in Madrid
As COP25 moves to Madrid, IIED highlights responsibility to poorest countries – IIED
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The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC was planned to take place from November 11-22, 2019 in Brazil. Upon election as President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro pulled Brazil out of hosting the event.
COP 25 was then scheduled to take place in Parque Bicentenario Cerrillos in Santiago de Chile, Chile from December 2-23 with a pre-sessional period from November 26 to December 1, 2019. Since mid-October, Chile has seen massive protests against the government’s neoliberal policies and high cost of living. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera canceled the summits to lessen the anger of protesters. The United Nations issued a statement that they were searching for alternative hosting options.
Pavilion Calendar (PDF)
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg says “we no longer have time to leave out the science,” as she gave a speech at the U.N. global climate conference in Madrid – accusing world leader of “clever accounting and creative PR” to avoid action on the climate crisis. Thunberg told the crowd that the world’s rapidly declining carbon budgets would be gone within eight years based on current emission levels. “How do you respond to the fact that basically nothing is being done about this without feeling the slightest bit of anger? And how do you communicate this without sounding alarmist? I would really like to know,” she said.