The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 took place from 2 December to 13 December 2019, in Madrid, Spain. COP 25 was held under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and with logistical support from the Government of Spain.
"The conference will include the twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25), the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 15), and the second session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 2). The fifty-first sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 51) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 51) will take place 2 - 9 December 2019.
The pre-sessional period is from 25 November - 1 December 2019.
The meeting will also showcase the wealth of climate action undertaken by non-Party Stakeholders and help galvanize the action of regions, cities, business, investors and civil society. See an overview of all events here. The COP 25 High-Level Climate Action Champion is Mr. Gonzalo Muñoz, business entrepreneur and social change-maker."
- From UNFCCC's information page about COP 25
TROP ICSU was invited to participate in 3 sessions on climate education at COP 25.
The first session took place on 10 December 2019 at the IPCC-WMO pavilion. The speakers included Apurva Barve (TROP ICSU), Pierre Léna (Office for Climate Education), Cliona Murphy (ALLEA Working Group on Science Education), Eric Guilyardi, and Lydie Lescarmontier (Office for Climate Education), and the session was moderated by Valerie Masson-Delmotte (IPCC). Apurva Barve presented the idea of TROP ICSU (the integration of climate change education into core curriculum through relevant examples and activities), an overview of the project and its suite of educational resources, and the organization of these resources on the website.
The second session was held on the evening of 10 December 2019 at the EU pavilion. Speakers included Apurva Barve (TROP ICSU), Pierre Léna (Office for Climate Education), Cliona Murphy (ALLEA Working Group on Science Education), Kira Vinke (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Eric Guilyardi, Daniel Schaffer (Foundation for Environmental Education), and Lydie Lescarmontier (Office for Climate Education). They spoke about their initiatives in climate education and invited collaboration in these efforts. In this session, Apurva Barve presented the TROP ICSU initiative and its accomplishments, and invited collaboration in the dissemination, translation, and creation of new TROP ICSU educational resources.
On 13 December 2019, the TROP ICSU project was presented in a session at the French pavilion. Nathalie Fomproix provided an overview of the TROP ICSU project and its educational resources, and she along with Apurva Barve answered questions. Other speakers at this session were Pierre Léna and Lydie Lescarmontier from the Office for Climate Education.