UN summit moves to Madrid after protest cancellations in Chile

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UN summit moves to Madrid after protest cancellations in Chile

Spanish venue IFEMA Feria de Madrid will host the UN climate summit COP25, after it was cancelled due to protests in Santiago, Chile.

The event will be held from 2-13 December, after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez offered for Spain to step in and host the event. IFEMA was visited by a United Nations delegation on 8 November.

The organisers have just 18 days to stage the event, which usually takes at least 18 months.

The COP25 summit will occupy more than 100,000sqm, accommodating 25,000 visitors from 200 different countries.

COP25 will occupy a total of six halls and the entire North Convention Centre, as well as the meeting rooms located above the halls, in addition to the rooms that make up the project inside the halls.

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.