Elliot Diringer’s pre-COP 25 briefing

C2ES Executive Vice President Elliot Diringer previews the U.N. climate talks scheduled to begin Dec. 2 in Madrid.

Governments will aim to complete the Paris rulebook at COP 25, as they prepare to update their commitments over the coming year, and as the United States is now formally withdrawing from the Paris Agreement.

Other key insights include:

  • The key remaining issue under the Paris rulebook – Article 6, addressing international carbon trading
  • Implications of the U.S. withdrawal from Paris and options for reentry
  • How issues like finance and loss and damage will play in Madrid
  • The outlook for increased ambition in 2020

Following COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, C2ES published a summary of COP 24 outcomes, a guide to the Paris Agreement and ‘Rulebook,’ and an overview of key issues on Article 6.  See also our Q&A on the Paris Agreement.


Elliot Diringer
Executive Vice President, C2ES