This year's United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP)25 will be held in Santiago, Chile. The venue 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.
Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society. To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September to meet the climate challenge.
The Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is committed to supporting responsible and sustainable development as outlined in the PNG Strategy for Sustainable and Responsible Development (StaRS) and further elaborated through PNG’s Third Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP-3).
Theme: Advancing multi-hazard early warning systems for emergency preparedness and DRM. This is intended to cover effective data collection and analysis for warnings, the communication and delivery of warning messages, and the localization of warnings based on lessons learned from the major natural disasters that have hit the economy including the Volcanic eruptions in Rabaul (1994), the Aitape tsunami (1998), Cyclone Guba (2007), the El Nino droughts of 1997-1998 and 2015-2016, and the disaster experiences in other economies.