13 Dec 2019
The UN Climate Summit (COP25) was held from 2-13 December 2019 in Madrid, bringing together some 29 000 representatives from nearly 200 nations. Many leaders expressed their disappointment with the meeting’s outcome. “The international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation & finance to tackle the climate crisis,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared. Key decisions on global carbon markets were deferred until next year’s COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. CILSS/AGRHYMET presented information about the climate challenges facing the Sahel and West Africa at the CILSS Day on 12 December 2019.