Unrest in Chile prompts cancellation of U.N. climate conference
Source: Science Magaizne
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera announced this morning that Chile would not host the United Nations (UN) climate talks that were set to begin in Santiago on 2 December.
UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa released a statement this morning stating, “I was informed of the decision by the government of Chile not to host COP25 in view of the difficult situation that the country is undergoing.” She added, “We are currently exploring alternative hosting options.”
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In remarks from the presidential palace, Piñera said 12 days of civil unrest has forced the country to cancel the climate conference and a separate high-level trade summit that both President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had been scheduled to attend.