The Chile/Madrid Climate Conference (UNFCCC COP 25) took place last December in Spain and was the longest COP in history. It fell short of its expectation to decide on key issues that remained unresolved at COP 24, as well as in bringing a clear signal of more ambitious climate action in 2020 and beyond. The importance of local and subnational players and multi-level governance in addressing climate change was underlined at an event co-organised by the Chilean Presidency but did not extend into the official decision. However, the constituency set a clear signal through the launch of the LGMA Roadmap towards a “Multilevel Action COP” at COP26, supported by the current and incoming COP Presidencies.

One of the successes of COP 25 was the extension of the mandate of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action until 2025, including the practice of COP presidencies appointing High-Level Champions.

After our brief reports on the main Regions4 events at COP 25 in the last Regions4 Newsletter in 2019, we are pleased to share with you a wrap-up document on COP 25 results including Regions activities developed within the Summit.  

We would like to seize this opportunity to thank and congratulate all Regions4 members at COP 25 for their leadership, as well as outstanding contributions and support to the Regions4 events.  

Read and download the full COP 25 Wrap-up here.