In early December the international community will convene in Santiago, Chile for the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), a global gathering to chart the policies and investment paths needed to harmonize sustainable development and economic growth.
Council of the Americas will hold a private roundtable with Carolina Schmidt, Chile’s minister of environment and the president of COP25.
As host country and conference president, a Chile's key aim is to encourage bold ambitions and concrete climate actions in an inclusive process that is strongly backed by the private sector. As part of that ambition, President Sebastián Piñera launched the Climate Ambition Alliance during U.N. Climate Week in September, a multi-stakeholder coalition of national, regional, and local governments and nearly 100 businesses committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Minister Schmidt will discuss the goals of Chile’s COP25 presidency and the progress of the Climate Ambition Alliance; the desired outcomes of the conference; and the many opportunities for the business community to lead on the global climate agenda. This is a unique opportunity and an exciting moment for the private sector to dialogue with the COP president ahead of this year’s itical summit.
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