Working overtime in the logistics that an event of these characteristics require, according to MITECO.
According to the latest figures provided by IFEMA, COP25 will occupy a total of 7 pavilions, which mean more than 100,000 square meters, as well as an additional space of about 13,000 square meters of the congress area.
As usual in the organization of these summits, there are two different areas where different events and meetings are held: a blue zone, focused on the negotiations and formal events for the United Nations and a green zone, the space dedicated to the participation of civil society.
Since last Friday, November 1, the Governing Board of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) accepted the proposal of the Government of Chile for the 2019 climate summit (COP25) to be held in Madrid, the Government of Spain works towards ensuring the success of the organization of this international event.
The Government of Spain is working closely with the Secretariat of the Climate Change Agreement and the Government of Chile to organize the Conference and advance the logistics that an event of this nature requires, also in coordination with representatives of the Community and the City Council of Madrid. Likewise, priority is being made to facilitate the participation of all delegates as well as the presence and participation of civil society.
COP25 will take place from December 2 to 13, 2019. The Conference will take place under the Presidency of Chile and will be held with the support of the Government of Spain. The designated president of the Conference is Carolina Schmidt, Minister of Environment of Chile.
Here are some key and useful data.
Since the arrival of the first team of technicians of the United Nations delegation on November 5, work is being carried out to transfer to the IFEMA-Feria de Madrid organization all the requirements established by the UN to be implemented, as well as to adapt the scheme that Chile already had, a country that still holds the Presidency of COP25, to the characteristics of the new enclosure.
According to the latest figures provided by IFEMA, COP25 will occupy a total of 7 pavilions, which mean more than 100,000 square meters, as well as an additional space of about 13,000 square meters in its Convention Centers and meeting rooms, prepared to house the Summit attendees, who could reach 25,000 visitors from almost 200 countries, although this data may vary due to the change of location. The assembly of the summit is scheduled to begin on November 17.
How COP is organized
BLUE ZONE: It is the space administered by the United Nations and in which the negotiation sessions of the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25), the fifteenth meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP15) and the second meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 2), as well as the parallel events and events of the official United Nations agenda.
It is the zone of the multilateral negotiations, where there are the two plenaries and the meeting rooms for the negotiation and the rooms and pavilions of the delegations, where Spain will have a delegation room.
In addition, there will be an area dedicated to the “Global Climate Action Agenda”, events focused on non-governmental actors that are organized on thematic days and events linked to the 2030 Agenda. This area includes a more dynamic area known as the “Action Hub ”, With two rooms to carry out the round tables and events planned under this agenda.
There will also be an area dedicated to additional events organized by countries and official observers, known as “Side Events” and where it is expected that Spain can have a space for the realization of official events.
Likewise, the blue zone will house workplaces and offices reserved for both United Nations personnel, the press, among others.
GREEN ZONE: It is the space for social participation that will be available to all civil society, to be a fundamental part and participate directly in the celebration of the COP, and that will be complemented, in addition, with the organization of different events aimed at general public and civil society throughout the entire city of Madrid.
The green zone in Madrid will be located in the immediate vicinity of the blue zone, it will have two areas:
i. An open dialogue pavilion with dedicated and differentiated spaces for all civil society actors: sponsors, companies, innovation and entrepreneurship, NGOs, Youth and Science and Academy. This pavilion will also integrate a Chile-Spain Space that can serve as a more concrete showcase for the presentation and debate of actions of interest and offer an additional space to give visibility to the priorities of the climate agendas on both sides of the Atlantic by opening spaces of dialogue and debate about prosperity, people and the planet and relate them to other issues, for example: just transition, health, gender, sustainable finance, innovation, nature-based solutions, among others.
ii. A multipurpose space to accommodate events of a more cultural nature that will be available to all actors.