COP25 - UNFCCC Climate Change Conference 2019

Madrid, Spain
Monday 02nd December 2019 to Friday 13th December 2019

About COP 25

The UN Climate Change Conference COP25 (2 – 13 December 2019) will take place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and will be held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. The President-designate for the conference is Ms. Carolina Schmidt, Minister of Environment of Chile.

The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalisation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
 

The conference furthermore serves to build ambition ahead of 2020, the year in which countries have committed to submit new and updated national climate action plans. Crucial climate action work will be taken forward in areas including finance, the transparency of climate action, forests and agriculture, technology, capacity building, loss and damage, indigenous peoples, cities, oceans and gender.

Read more.

WorldGBC at COP25 

WorldGBC and members from our network will be participating at the following events:

Thursday 5 December

Making green sectors equal sectors - UK government – WorldGBC speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC
Time: 13:00-14:00  
Location: Blue Zone, UK Pavilion, Area 8 
COP accreditation needed? Yes

 

Friday 6 December

Towards Net Zero Buildings in Colombia: Where are the cities today and what is needed to achieve it? Hosted by Colombia Green Building Council (CCCS) - WorldGBC speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC
Time: 15:00-16:00 
Location: Blue Zone, Hall 8, Pavilion Colombia  
COP accreditation needed? Yes

 

Saturday 7 December

Embodied carbon and the Paris Agreement, a methodology for the construction sector - hosted by Foster + Partners - WorldGBC speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC
Time: 10:00-11:00
Location: Blue Zone Action Hub, Hall 4 
COP accreditation needed? 
Yes

 

Aligning energy efficiency with the Paris Agreement - co-hosted by MITECO COP25 team and Climate Strategy. WorldGBC speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC
Time: 11:30-12:30
Location: Spanish pavilion, Blue Zone
COP accreditation needed? Yes

 

Decarbonising Buildings: Breaking the Carbon Connection - hosted by BEIS WorldGBC speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC
Time: 14:30-15:30
Location: UK pavilion, Blue Zone
COP accreditation needed? Yes

 

MPGCA Human Settlements - Climatic emergency - time to act for zero carbon cities and buildings, GlobalABC co-leads - GBC España Chair Justo Orgaz speaking on behalf of WorldGBC
Time: 15:00-18:00 / buildings 15:00-16:30
Location: MPGCA
COP accreditation needed? Yes

 

Sunday 8 December

World Climate Summit
Time: 08:50-18:00
Location: Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center 
COP accreditation needed? No

Breakout session: "Building Smart Cities - The Role of Net-Zero Technologies" - WorldGBC speaker Cristina Gamboa (panel moderator)
Time: 10:00-11:00am

 

Monday 9 December

UNSDSN Low Emissions Solutions (LESC) conference: Systems Transformation for a 1.5 Degree World
Time: 09:00-18:00
Location: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
COP accreditation needed? No

Zero-Carbon Cities panel - WorldGBC speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO
Time: 15:45-17:00

 

Tuesday 10 December

Creating local conditions on the ground for making decarbonisation of buildings a reality - GBC España speaker: Emilio Miguel Mitre, Director International Relations (speaker/panelist)
Time: 17:00-18:30
Location: EU Pavilion 
COP accreditation needed? Yes

 

Wednesday 11 December 

Sustainable Innovation Forum (10-11 December)
Location: 
Novotel Madrid Campo de las Naciones, Madrid, Spain
COP accreditation needed? No

Panel: Smart cities for Sustainability - WorldGBC speaker: Victoria Burrows, Director, Advancing Net Zero (panel moderator)
Time: 12:20-13:10

Roundtable Discussions: Solution Sessions - Circularity in the building sector - hosted by GBC España: Bruno Sauer, CEO and Emilio Miguel Mitre, Director International Relations
Time: 14:30-15:30 

 

For more information on COP25 Madrid, visit https://unfccc.int/cop25 and follow @COP25CL on Twitter for further updates.

About COP 25

The UN Climate Change Conference COP25 (2 – 13 December 2019) will take place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and will be held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. The President-designate for the conference is Ms. Carolina Schmidt, Minister of Environment of Chile.

The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalisation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
 

The conference furthermore serves to build ambition ahead of 2020, the year in which countries have committed to submit new and updated national climate action plans. Crucial climate action work will be taken forward in areas including finance, the transparency of climate action, forests and agriculture, technology, capacity building, loss and damage, indigenous peoples, cities, oceans and gender.

Read more.

WorldGBC at COP25 

WorldGBC and members from our network will be participating at the following events:


Thursday 5 December

Making green sectors equal sectors - UK government – WorldGBC speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC
Time: 13:00-14:00  
Location: Blue Zone, UK Pavilion, Area 8 
COP accreditation needed? Yes


 

Friday 6 December

Towards Net Zero Buildings in Colombia: Where are the cities today and what is needed to achieve it? Hosted by Colombia Green Building Council (CCCS) - WorldGBC speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC
Time: 15:00-16:00 
Location: Blue Zone, Hall 8, Pavilion Colombia  
COP accreditation needed? Yes

 

Saturday 7 December

Embodied carbon and the Paris Agreement, a methodology for the construction sector - hosted by Foster + Partners - WorldGBC speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC
Time: 10:00-11:00
Location: Blue Zone Action Hub, Hall 4 
COP accreditation needed? 
Yes

 

Aligning energy efficiency with the Paris Agreement - co-hosted by MITECO COP25 team and Climate Strategy. WorldGBC speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC
Time: 11:30-12:30
Location: Spanish pavilion, Blue Zone
COP accreditation needed? Yes

 

Decarbonising Buildings: Breaking the Carbon Connection - hosted by BEIS WorldGBC speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO, WorldGBC
Time: 14:30-15:30
Location: UK pavilion, Blue Zone
COP accreditation needed? Yes

 

MPGCA Human Settlements - Climatic emergency - time to act for zero carbon cities and buildings, GlobalABC co-leads - GBC España Chair Justo Orgaz speaking on behalf of WorldGBC
Time: 15:00-18:00 / buildings 15:00-16:30
Location: MPGCA
COP accreditation needed? Yes

 

Sunday 8 December

World Climate Summit
Time: 08:50-18:00
Location: Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center 
COP accreditation needed? No

Breakout session: "Building Smart Cities - The Role of Net-Zero Technologies" - WorldGBC speaker Cristina Gamboa (panel moderator)
Time: 10:00-11:00am

 

Monday 9 December

UNSDSN Low Emissions Solutions (LESC) conference: Systems Transformation for a 1.5 Degree World
Time: 09:00-18:00
Location: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
COP accreditation needed? No

Zero-Carbon Cities panel - WorldGBC speaker: Cristina Gamboa, CEO
Time: 15:45-17:00

 

Tuesday 10 December

Creating local conditions on the ground for making decarbonisation of buildings a reality - GBC España speaker: Emilio Miguel Mitre, Director International Relations (speaker/panelist)
Time: 17:00-18:30
Location: EU Pavilion 
COP accreditation needed? Yes


 

Wednesday 11 December 

Sustainable Innovation Forum (10-11 December)
Location: 
Novotel Madrid Campo de las Naciones, Madrid, Spain
COP accreditation needed? No



Panel: Smart cities for Sustainability - WorldGBC speaker: Victoria Burrows, Director, Advancing Net Zero (panel moderator)
Time: 12:20-13:10

Roundtable Discussions: Solution Sessions - Circularity in the building sector - hosted by GBC España: Bruno Sauer, CEO and Emilio Miguel Mitre, Director International Relations
Time: 14:30-15:30 

 

For more information on COP25 Madrid, visit https://unfccc.int/cop25 and follow @COP25CL on Twitter for further updates.