U.N. says climate talks to take place in Madrid, Spain in December

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The United Nations logo is seen at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Nations has confirmed that this year’s climate change talks will take place in Madrid in December, after Chile withdrew from hosting this week amid protests.

The talks, known as COP25, will be held Dec. 2-13, as originally planned.

Chile withdrew as host this week just a month before the talks were due to start amid raging street protests. Spain offered to hold the talks in its capital yesterday, and the UN said it would examine its plan.

The conference is aimed at fleshing out details of the implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement climate pact, amid calls for urgent action from environmental groups and climate protesters.

Reporting by Valerie Volcovici; Writing by Nina Chestney; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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