Filantropía Cortés Solari, through the MERI Foundation, together with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), collaborated on organizing the science pavilion. After two weeks of COP25 activities and while awaiting the conclusions from Madrid, we’ll present some key points of this important climate summit.
- This particular COP addressed the problem of climate change from a multisectoral and multifactorial perspective. This is not a problem exclusive to the ministry of the environment, it is also important for the country’s development model, which affects agriculture, education, health, pollution costs, housing, and transportation, among others.
- Science must be at the center of the debate, in terms of reaching a consensus on climate urgency.
- It is urgent to value not only carbon emissions, but also to incorporate economic variables into the environmental debate. It is necessary to determine how much it costs to pollute and how much non-polluting activities are worth.
- To move forward, we need to have a local approach, that is to say, we must take into account the uses, customs and learning of indigenous peoples.
Here is a summary with the highlights of COP 25.
- COP 25 DAY 1
- COP 25 DAY 2
- COP 25 Día 3
- COP 25 DAY 4
- COP 25 DAY 5
- COP 25 Day 6
- COP 25 Day 7
- COP 25 Día 8
- COP 25 Day 9
- COP 25 Day 10
- COP 25 Day 11
- COP 25 Day 12
MERI events: Science for Decision Making: The Role of Science in Maintaining the Paris Agreement / Climate Change in Public Policy / Documentary “Zifio’s Last Journey.”
IPCC event: Official opening of the IPCC/WMO pavilion.
WMO events: Launch of the State of the Climate Services report / The Earth System Cycles from a Global Climate Observing System Perspective
IPCC events: Essential Climate Variables and Linkages to the modelling / Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities in inventorying GHG.
MERI event: Sustainable Industry and Climate Change
IPCC event: Sustainable Development Compatibility with 1.5 and 2C pathways.
WMO event: Greenhouse Gases in the atmosphere: sources, sinks and climate impact. Side Event with Global Carbon Project, IPCC, WMO and UNEP
MERI event: Conservation and Climate Change Seminar
IPCC event: Land Degradation and Desertification around the Globe / Advancing Climate Action in Agriculture and Food Systems
WMO event: Climate and Sand and Dust Storms. Monitoring climate and extreme events at national level (IPCC/WMO Pavilion).
MERI event: Maritime Traffic, Oceans and Biodiversity
IPCC events: Unpacking the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate / Risks to Ecosystems and Human Systems from Changes in the Ocean and Cryosphere / The Future of Sea level Rise and Potential Response Options SROCC Special Event
The Role of Indigenous Knowledge from a Human Rights Perspective / Glaciers, Source of Life / Women in Science
MERI events: Decarbonizing Society / Nature-Based Solutions
IPCC events: Decarbonization of the Economy: Energy System Transformation / Decarbonization of Cities
MERI events: Sustainable Development Model and Climate Change / Challenges for Latin American Countries in Climate Change
IPCC event: Climate Education
WMO events: State of climate services report/ lessons learned and ways forward. Ocean regions and a changing climate: Polar and SIDS perspectives
MERI event: Youth and Education
IPCC event: Early Career Scientists and IPCC Scholarship
MERI event: “Zifio’s Last Journey” Documentary
IPCC event: How to Engage with the IPCC / IPCC Sixth Assessment Report