Pembina available for comment at COP25UN climate change conference in Spain

Dec. 5, 2019

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa. Photo: UNFCCC flickr


MADRID, SPAIN — Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director, and Karen Tam Wu, B.C. regional director at the Pembina Institute are attending the COP25 United Nations climate conference in Madrid, Spain, and are available for comment.

This year’s negotiations are focused on finalizing the rulebook for all countries to implement Paris Agreement commitments. Specifically, the Pembina Institute will be closely watching discussions finalizing Article 6 in the Paris Agreement, which outlines co-operation between countries to reach  climate targets, including how emissions reductions credits, or Internationally Traded Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs), are traded. Should rules be finalized, any trading must ensure that climate ambition is increased globally and results in real reductions. To achieve this, we need a system that demonstrates clear, credible accounting.

Both Turcotte and Tam Wu will be attending the conference from Dec. 7 until the conference’s close (Dec. 13) and are available to speak to the roles of federal and provincial governments at the conference, and progress on Article 6 negotiations. 




In Canada:

Kelly O’Connor
Associate communications director

In Spain:

Isabelle Turcotte (English / français)
Federal policy director

Karen Tam Wu
B.C. regional director


Our perspectives to your inbox.

The Pembina Institute endeavors to maintain your privacy and protect the confidentiality of any personal information that you may give us. We do not sell, share, rent or otherwise disseminate personal information. Read our full privacy policy.