Brazil offers to host COP-25

The country wishes to host the UN Climate Change Conference in November of next year.

From the Newsroom

São Paulo – Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Itamaraty) announced this Friday (05) that Brazil has offered to host the COP-25, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, from November 11 to 22, 2019. The bid was reported to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by the presidency of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries in the United Nations (GRULAC), currently occupied by Barbados.

According to the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, the conference rotates across five regions, and next year will be time for a Latin American or Caribbean country to host it. Brazil’s bid pends approval at COP-24, to run from December 2 to 14 in Katowice, Poland.

The Ministry also said the COP’s primary goal at this time relates to conclusions on the Paris Agreement on climate change, so it can be fully implemented from 2020 on. A press release from the Ministry reads that having COP-25 take place in Brazil “reflects the consensus in Brazilian society on the importance and urgency of actions to help fight climate change.”

Translated by Sérgio Kakitani and Gabriel Pomerancblum


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