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, […]

29 October, 2020

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 […]

30 July, 2020

Chilean researchers will participate in the writing of the next IPCC report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has announced the Core Writing Team that will prepare the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) – the document that will integrate all the IPCC reports in the current assessment cycle. The list of 30 Core Writing Team authors and 9 Review Editors -which includes two chilean […]

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, […]

9 April, 2020

Chile launches the update of its emissions reduction commitment and measures to face climate change

The Environment Minister, Carolina Schmidt, asserted that the enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) lays the way for the country to advance at pace with the transition to a low-emission and climate-resilient economy, bringing significant social, environmental and economic benefits to improve standards of living. The Minister for Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet, stressed that “achieving Carbon […]