Commissioner Leads UNECE Event at COP 25
The UN COP25 in Madrid which will take place from 2 to 13 December 2019 under the presidency of the Chilean government and with the support of the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition. The meeting was initially scheduled to take place in the capital of Chile but social unrest made this ambition untenable. In the wake of news that the planet is heading toward a global tipping point, many are hoping that these dialogues will seek to scale up and expedite climate action.
The event will bring world leaders and experts to Madrid to negotiate the details of their nations' commitments. The UNFCCC Paris Agreement, that underpins these dialogues, commits nation states to plan, action and regular reporting on progress towards halting and mitigating global warming.
Professor Daniella Tilbury was named as a member of the University of Cambridge’s expert delegation that seeks to inform negotiations at the Summit. Professor Tilbury, a fully accredited UN Summit participant, will be leading an event at COP25 on behalf of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
The event, ‘Facing the Future: Climate Action and International Collaboration’ will be opened by the UNECE Secretary General, Ms. Olga Algayerova and will bring together a high profile list of leaders and Chiefs from across the UN community and the Commonwealth. The roundtable, led by Prof Tilbury, will be asking expert speakers to identify roadmaps for effective international cooperation and share examples of best practice.
Prof John Cortes, Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change also attended the event as part of the Overseas Territories delegation.