The 25th annual UN Conference of Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is taking place from Dec. 2-13, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. We are on the ground to participate in inside and outside actions and events, together with international social movement groups. Our work at COP25 includes pushing back against Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, which supports Carbon Pricing and offsets, exposing the thread of Geoengineering, building for a Just Transition, and to coordinate with others around Frontline Green New Deal work.
COP25 was initially scheduled to take place in Santiago, Chile. However, a massive popular feminist and student uprising against neoliberalism, which started in Santiago, led the Chilean government to move COP25 to Spain. We are standing with the courageous Chilean social movements, who continue the resistance in the face of police repression and violence. We are in Chile in the streets, and we are taking part in the Cumbre de los Pueblos and the Carpa de Mujeres, to build an alternative to the extractive systems of production and consumption, which have caused climate change.