The UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain (2 to 13 December) kicked off on Monday 2nd December
The UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain (2 to 13 December) kicked off on Monday 2nd December, with an urgent call to make serious progress on climate action over the next two weeks. With climate change impacts becoming ever more dangerous and apparent, COP25 must convey to the world a firm determination to change course. The key objective of the conference is to reach progress on key items with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, notably on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement relating to carbon markets and continuing to boost ambition in preparation for new and revised national climate action plans due next year of which Seychelles has made considerable progress.
The Seychelles Delegation was led by Minister Wallace Cosgrow from Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, ably assisted by his Principal Secretary Wills Agricole from the Ministry of Environment, Energy, and Climate Change, Ambassador Ronny Jumeau, CEO SMA Vincent Amelie, CEO SeyCCAT Angelique Ponpouneau, Climate Change Negotiator George Uzice, Director General for Environment Education, Jeannette Larue.
The delegation so far, is taking part in several side-events notably Nature-based solution: Integrating Coastal Ecosystem in 2020 NDCs, Transforming Tourism for Climate Action, Climate Science and extreme weather events, Ocean, Climate and Biodiversity nexus and African Union Climate Commissions.