Chile hands over COP Presidency to United Kingdom and Minister Schmidt highlights drive for climate action in the country

“The presidency of the COP enabled Chile – in very complex times of strong political and social polarization – to forge a broad consensus to build progress, enhancing climate ambition and action as a State policy that transcends the government of the day governments”, asserted Minister of Environment of Chile and COP25 President, Carolina Schmidt,... Continue reading

At opening of Regional Meeting on Climate Change and Gender Equality: Experts agree that gender equality is key to effective climate action in Latin America

Santiago, 2 September 2021. With the message that only with gender equality and a more active and equitable participation of women in decision-making will truly effective climate action be possible in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Regional Meeting on Climate Change and Gender Equality organized by COP25, the European Union through its EUROCLIMA+ and... Continue reading


The second Conference, “Scientific Evidence and Public Policy: Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean”, will take place from September 7-10 and is organized by the Ministry of Science, the Scientific Committee on Climate Change, the European Union, and MERI Foundation. This activity will bring together leading experts from the IPCC, research centres, decision-makers... Continue reading

COP25, European Union and ECLAC will hold the Regional Meeting on Climate Change and Gender for Latin America and the Caribbean

August 23, 2021, Santiago, Chile. While Latin America and the Caribbean accounts for less than 10% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the region is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. These are exacerbated by social and gender inequality, which increases fragility and decreases resilience. In September 2021, the Government of Chile, as... Continue reading

Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week Provides Regional Boost for Success at COP26

The Virtual Thematic Sessions of the Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2021 (LACCW2021) are wrapping up today, providing important momentum for a successful UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November in Glasgow. Momentum came from more than 5,000 registered attendees joining in the conversation, including from the host Government of the Dominican Republic,... Continue reading

At Joe Biden’s Summit: COP25 President urges climate leaders to increase their ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

During the inauguration of the Leaders Summit on Climate convened by Joe Biden today, the Minister of the Environment of Chile and current President of COP25, Carolina Schmidt, was invited to participate. In the instance, Schmidt recalled that at COP25 in Madrid a mandate to address oceans under the UNFCCC agenda – a critical step... Continue reading

Carolina Schmidt, COP25 President and Minister of Environment of Chile, on the First NDC Synthesis Report: “The magnitude of this global challenge demands greater ambition and leadership from major emitters”

This Friday, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) released its First NDC Synthesis Report, revealing that countries must redouble their efforts and submit more ambitious national climate action plans by 2021 to deliver on the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2C – ideally 1.5C – by the end of the... Continue reading

Launch of Race To Zero Breakthroughs

The UN High-Level Climate Champions, COP26 President Alok Sharma, COP25 President Carolina Schmidt, together with the UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, launched the Race to Zero Breakthroughs at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda. Race to Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, and investors for a healthy, resilient,... Continue reading

Eurocinema for the Climate: get to know the unmissable documentaries that will be part of the climate change film festival

There are more than 10 productions with new, national, international and relevant content about climate change. The event will be transmitted free of charge from January 8 to 17, 2021 through the digital platform of For the Climate.  Some of the works exhibited are: Sanctuary, hosted by Spanish actor Javier Bardem or The Last Ice,... Continue reading

Don’t miss the Race To Zero Dialogues

On 9-19 November the High-Level Champions for Global Climate Action are convening the Race to Zero Dialogues, in close collaboration with the Marrakech Partnership. Building a climate-neutral and resilient world remains as urgent as ever. Collaboration between Parties and non-Party stakeholders (businesses, cities, subnational regions, investors and civil society) will be essential to grapple with... Continue reading

Celebrating one year on from the Climate Ambition Alliance, the #RaceToZero campaign has brought together the largest global alliance committed to net zero

The number of commitments to reach net zero emissions from local governments and businesses has roughly doubled in less than a year, as many prioritize climate action in their recovery from Covid-19. Cities and regions with a carbon footprint greater than the emissions of the US, and companies with a combined revenue of over $11.4... Continue reading

COP25 President meets with indigenous representatives to consolidate their contribution to global climate action

Minister of the Environment and COP25 President, Carolina Schmidt, together with the United Kingdom’s Regional Ambassador for Latin America of COP26, Fiona Clouder, met virtually with indigenous representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean to learn about their experiences in dealing with climate change. COP25 Presidency, within the framework of the commemoration of the International... Continue reading

Members of the Chilean Indigenous Caucus explored the different challenges and visions to address Climate Change integrating their Cosmovision and knowledge

Minister for Environment and COP25 President, Carolina Schmidt, alongside the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Chile, Silvia Rucks, and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Development, Sebastián Villarreal, met virtually with members of Chile’s Indigenous Peoples Caucus on Climate Change. During the event, the authorities pledged their support in formalizing the Indigenous... Continue reading

“Group of Friends on Climate Change” met virtually to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement

Today, the representatives of France, Nicolas de Rivière, and Morocco, Omar Hilale, led the virtual meeting of “Group of Friends on Climate Change” to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement. The instance was attended by the Presidents of COP20, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, of COP21, Laurent Fabius, of COP22, Salaheddine Mezouar, of COP24, Michal Kurtyka,... Continue reading