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Sam Goodman

Senior Communications Officer
Productor Radio Climática

Protestors Kicked Out, Debadged at COP25 while Conference Welcomes Big Polluters

Discontent over the direction of this year’s UN Climate Conference (COP25) in Madrid came to a head on December 11 when hundreds of protesters interrupted the negotiations. The protesters, frustrated with the slow pace of the negotiations, demanded rich, industrialized nations provide finance for communities vulnerable to the worst effects of climate change, as key decisions around loss and damage and global carbon markets are expected in the coming days.

U.S. Impending Withdrawal Casts Shadow over COP25

The impending exit of the United States marks one of the darkest moments in the history of climate governance and could help deflate any momentum coming out of this year’s climate conference (COP25) in Madrid. But the presence of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other U.S. Democratic lawmakers at the outset of the conference shows the U.S. is not of one mind.

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