Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Costa Rica defers to Chile, U.N. on rescheduling climate change summit

Costa Rica’s government said it defers to Chile, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and member states on how to proceed with the United Nations global climate change summit, COP25.

Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera said the country will not be able to host the conference, scheduled for December, amid riots, arson and protests over inequality. Chile also withdrew from hosting an APEC trade summit in November.

Costa Rica’s Environment and Energy Minister Carlos Manuel Rodriguez said in a statement that the country was in talks with Chile and would support decisions to quickly find a successful alternative.

The United Nations confirmed Friday the meeting will take place in Madrid in December after Chile’s withdrawal.

- paying the bills -

The conference was planned for to be held in Brazil this mor=nth (November 2019), but newly-elected President Jair Bolsonaro announced his country’s withdrawal of an offer to host in November 2018, citing economic reasons. Then Chile stepped up and became the new host, but social unrest in the lead up to the meeting forced it late October 2019 to withdraw from hosting.

Then by mutual agreement between the UN, Chile, and Spain, the latter became the new host.

In early October Costa Rica hosted the Precop25 conference, the most important climate change event in the world, with the participation of delegates from across the world gathering in the country to discuss climate change.

- paying the bills -
- paying the bills -
Q Costa Rica
Q Costa Rica
Reports by QCR staff

Related Articles

Brazil: Rio postpones Carnival over coronavirus

(Q24N) Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival parade will not take place...

‘Miel Gibson’, A venture born of desperation

AFP - Chilean teacher Yohana Agurto is the living expression that...

MOST READ

Nicaraguan tourist transport asks Costa Rican open border

(QCOSTARICA) The president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tourist Transport, Enrique Quiñónez, said last Friday that three companies in the sector sent a letter...

Costa Rica aspires to have 25% of the electric vehicle fleet within 15 years

(QCOSTARICA) A total 1,191 electric cars circulate on the roads of our cities, coasts and mountains. That number is negligible among the more than...

Why is the ‘Aguila’ on its head? The marketing idea that confused Costa Ricans

(QCOSTARICA) You may or may not have noticed by the 'aguila', the iconic eagle logo of the Imperial beer brand, has been seen with...

College Blogging: Tips to Write Hype Content

If you’re into blogging, you’ve probably heard Bill Gates’ famous words: Content is king. There’s no better way of capturing the importance of quality...

Playa Hermosa becomes the first World Surf Reserve in Central America

(QCOSTARICA) After a close competition in which the best waves from all continents participated, Playa Hermosa de Garabito, Puntarenas, was designated as the most...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 890 new cases for Sept. 29; October without changes to measures

(QCOSTARICA) For the third consecutive day, the number of new cases has been under 1,000; on Tuesday the Ministry of Health reporting 890 new...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.