What is COP?

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the international response to climate change. It is a treaty that sets out the basic responsibilities of the 196 Parties (States) plus the European Union to fight climate change. It was signed at the Earth Summit in 1992 and entered into force in 1994. Chile joined that year and entered into force in 1994.

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the supreme decision-making body of the Convention. The Parties meet annually to review progress in the implementation of the Convention, while other instruments underpinning its implementation are proposed, assessed and approved.

The first COP was held in Berlin in 1995. 24 COPs have been held to date, the last one in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018.

The COP Presidency rotates among the following 5 United Nations regions: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. This time it is Chile’s turn.

Chile heading to the COP25

Why Chile?

Chile is responsible for only 0.25% of global emissions, however, our country is very vulnerable to climate change. We comply with 7 of the 9 conditions of vulnerability, which places us among the ten countries most affected by this phenomenon, according to the report of the Global Climate Risk Index 2017, presented by Germanwatch at COP22.



Bachelor of Business from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In the first government of President Sebastián Piñera (2010 – 2014), she was Minister Director of the National Service for Women and Minister of Education.



We are convinced that climate action and sustainable development do not run parallel lanes. On the contrary, we believe that the only way to achieve true development is taking care of the environment. To achieve this, adaptation and mitigation to climate change are key.



Although the COP25 is known as the COP of the “Ambition” given the need for all countries to increase their environmental commitments, Chile has wanted to highlight 7 additional topics.




Ciudad Parque Bicentenario is a 250 hectares urban project area where the former Santiago International Airport used to be located. Its privileged location, connectivity and size make it a great place to host a world-class event such as the COP25, with an average daily attendance estimated at 25,000.

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The public transportation system of Santiago integrates fares to the buses, the Metro and the MetroTren Nos, facilitating the trips of the attendees. These three modes are paid through a single means of payment: the bip card.

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The COP25 organization team makes available to all attendees a booking system for hotels, transport and tourist recommendations in Santiago and Chile. For more information and bookings.

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If you wish to attend the next COP25 in Santiago de Chile you must arrange your arrival in the country. To this end, we are providing relevant information regarding the visa application process for the different types of passports (ordinary, diplomatic, official, special, service and laissez-passer).

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For the first time, Chile will host this event with attendance expected at more than 20,000 people. As host we welcome all possible cooperation to make this global gathering a historic event for the country.

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