News | Cono Sur - COP 25 Our events in Madrid and Santiago de Chile

Join us at COP25 and the counter-summits!

As COP25 was moved from Santiago de Chile to Madrid, we decided to split our delegation - some delegates joining the UN climate summit and the counter-summit in Madrid, some delegates taking part in the two counter-summits in Santiago de Chile. The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation team will organise events in both cities.

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Advancing Rights-Based Protection of Climate-Induced Migrants

Madrid | 2 Dec | 18:30 - 20:00 | IFEMA - Feria de Madrid | Room 3

Different normative frameworks acknowledge challenges involved in protecting climate-displaced people. However, none of these frameworks is going beyond declarations of principles, affirmations of existing norms and standards, and/or acknowledgements of good practices. How can the UNFCCC and other international frameworks go beyond symptomatic responses and advance a rights-based and transformative protection agenda?  How can an international cooperation not only be expanded, but redefined to include ‘international solidarity’ and to strengthen the human rights protections for the growing numbers of the displaced by the climate crisis.


Harjeet Singh, Action Aid International
Sabine Minnger, Bread for the World
M. Hafijul Islan Khan, LDC Group
Nadja Charaby, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Syed Aminul Hoque, Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST Trust)
Madeline Garlick, UNHCR


Tetet Nera-Lauron, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

Climate-induced migration

Madrid | 3 Dec | 11:00 - 12:30 | IFEMA - Feria de Madrid | German Pavilion | hall 6 stand 6A36.

The poorest and most vulnerable people are the least responsible for climate change but are alredy the most impacted. The protection need is growing especially for people from the South Pacific who are forced to relocate and even migrate due to intensive storms and sea level rise, which is threatening their lives and livelihoods. It is urgent to provide the protection status to those people in need to ensure that no one is left behind in the climate crisis.


Maina Talia, Church of Tuvalu, TANGO, TUCAN
Tetet Lauron, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Philippines
Sabine Minninger, Bread for the World
Anne Spiegel, Hon. Minister for Integration in Rhineland Palatinate, Germany


Nadja Charaby, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

Energy in Latin America: from business to common

Santiago de Chile 5 Dec 10:00 - 12:00 University of Santiago de Chile, USACH Macarena | Av. Ecuador 3659 - Comuna Estación Central  Valdes room

Rosa- Luxemburg-Stiftung - through a cooperative effort of its offices in Buenos Aires/Argentina, Mexico City/Mexico, Quito/Ecuador and São Paulo/Brazil - is delighted to present a publication that maps alternative projects of generating and/or manufacturing renewable energy on a local level, carried out in 2018 in nine Latin American countries. The publication is part of the "Energy and Climate Program" of the Foundation for Latin America and is embedded in a perspective that defines energy as a need and a right. Energy should be demarketed and decoupled from the logics of financial speculation because it is fundamental for the processes of life reproduction.


Diego di Risio, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Cono Sur office)
Carla Vázquez, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Mexico, Centro America y El Caribe office)
Laura Rodriguez, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Andean Region office)
Juan Pablo Soler, engineer specialized in energy and society, from Colombia
Teresa Bonilla, member of the electric union Agrupación de Funcionarios de la UTE (AUTE), from Uruguay


Elis Soldatelli, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Coordinator of the Energy and Climate Program for Latin America)