7 May, 2021

COP25 and COP26 Presidents Urge Governments to Strengthen the Climate Ambition Alliance

Ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, the President of the conference, Mr. Alok Sharma, and the President of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid in 2019, Ms. Carolina Schmidt of Chile, are calling on all countries to either follow through on commitments made under the Climate Ambition Alliance, […]

26 February, 2021

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 […]

1 February, 2021

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, […]

24 September, 2020

UK and Chile call for ambitious climate action ahead of COP26

On 24 September 2020, the UK and Chile issued a joint call for ambition on emissions reduction, adaptation and financing plans ahead of COP26. Speaking during the week of the United Nations General Assembly, COP26 President Designate Alok Sharma and COP25 President Carolina Schmidt urged countries to come together to tackle climate change. The COP26 […]

21 September, 2020

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 […]

12 August, 2020

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 […]

10 August, 2020

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 […]

29 July, 2020

Embracing a sustainable recovery in the Chilean context of Covid-19

This morning the webinar “Embracing a sustainable recovery in the Chilean context of Covid-19” was held with presentations by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile, José de Gregorio, and the Minister of the Environment of Chile and COP25 President, Carolina Schmidt. The meeting was attended by the […]

9 July, 2020

Presidency of COP25 conducts dialogue with UNFCCC observers on ambition in the NDCs

The COP25 Presidency met virtually this morning with the 9 UNFCCC Constituencies and NGOs to hear their views on how civil society can contribute to improving ambition in the NDCs of Parties. To date, 11 countries have submitted their updated or improved NDCs, and an additional 150 nations are expected to join. On the occasion, […]

7 July, 2020

Chile participates in the 4th Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA)

At the 4th Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA) co-hosted by Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal European Commission, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change of Canada Jonathan Wilkinson and the Minister for Ecology and Environment of China Huang Runqiu, about 30 ministers gathered to discuss a green and sustainable recovery, post […]