3 November, 2021

Chile delivers Long-Term Climate Strategy to the UN Executive Secretary of Climate Change

Minister of the Environment and former President of COP25, Carolina Schmidt – accompanied by her colleagues from Science and Mining and Energy of Chile – met with the executive secretary of UN Convention on Climate Change and presented the roadmap, which sets out how Chile will become carbon neutral and climate resilient no later than […]

3 September, 2021

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 […]

24 August, 2021

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

18 August, 2020

Local environmental authorities call for a Green New Deal for the Americas

On Monday, August 17, the 2nd Forum of Local Environmental Authorities of the Americas was held, which seeks to strengthen the role of environmental authorities designated by their respective heads of government and to debate “A new green deal in capitals after the coronavirus.” The Mayor of Santiago, Felipe Alessandri, vice-president for South America of […]

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 […]