Protestors in Chile, enraged by low wages and pensions, rising costs of living and even by the impacts of climate change on their daily lives, may have inadvertently set back the worldwide climate negotiation process after escalating violence led to the cancelation of a key climate summit in their nation’s capital. Chile’s cancellation of COP-25 will likely have far-reaching consequences. For example, the countries are supposed to submit at COP-25 their national plans on climate action, which could include anything from mitigation strategies that involve reducing emissions to new climate adaptation plans for their citizens.
By Eric J. Lyman. Fortune. October 31, 2019.