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Chile names first woman in eight years to lead UN climate summit

Environment minister Carolina Schmidt named president-designate for the UN’s 25th climate talks in Santiago — Chile’s government has nominated environment minister Carolina Schmidt to lead the next UN climate talks – eight years since a woman last held the post. Schmidt has been named Cop25 president-designate by her government and her biography posted on the …

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paul polman, michelle bachelet and andrés nelasco

Who should be 2019’s climate champion

Chile faces huge challenges as 2019’s UN climate presidency, it will need to use every tool available, including the underused climate champion role — As the Cop presidency shifts to Chile in 2019, it’s a critical moment to step up climate ambition. But in the current geopolitical climate, Chile will need to think outside the …

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Brazil reneges on hosting UN climate talks under Bolsonaro presidency

Reversal comes two months after country agreed to host COP25 conference in 2019 – and one month after far-right climate sceptic won election — Brazil has abandoned plans to host crucial UN climate talks in 2019 amid growing signs of the anti-internationalism of the new government being formed by president-elect Jair Bolsonaro. The foreign ministry …

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