Unrest In Chile Prompts Cancellation Of U.N. Climate Conference

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera announced Wednesday that Chile would not host the United Nations (UN) climate talks that were set to begin in Santiago on 2 December. UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa released a statement this morning stating, “I was informed of the decision by the government of Chile not to host COP25 in view of the difficult situation that the country is undergoing.” She added, “We are currently exploring alternative hosting options.”

By Jean Chemnick. E&E News/AAAs Science. Oct. 30, 2019.

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