The United Nations global climate meeting next month, known as COP25, will take place in Madrid after previous host Chile canceled at short notice.
UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa said representatives of the body that organizes the annual conference had accepted Spain’s offer to host it in the country’s capital Dec. 2-13.
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera had announced Wednesday that he was cancelling plans to host the meeting, as well as a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders, to focus on restoring security in his country following weeks of protests in which at least a dozen people have died.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s office offered to step in at short notice Thursday, sending delegates from around the world scrambling to change their travel plans.
Via France 24