The government of Chile has announced the cancellation of the hosting of the 25th United Nations Conference of Parties(COP) scheduled to hold in Santiago, Chile from December 2nd- 13th.
The COP would have incorporated the 25th Conference Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change , the 15th meeting of the parties for the Kyoto Protocol(CMP 15) and the second meeting of the parties for the Paries Agreement.
President of Chile, Sebastine Pinera disclosed the shocking news on Wednesday
The announcement came despite his governments earlier announcement it would go ahead with the event even with protests rocking Santiago over inequalities which the citizens of the country blame on the billionaire president.
“Our government and with deep pain, because this is a pain for Chile, has resolved not to hold the APEC summit and the COP summit,” said Piñera at a press point in La Moneda, accompanied by the Ministers of Relations Exteriors, Teodoro Ribera, and Environment, Carolina Schmidt.
“We deeply feel and regret the problems and inconveniences that the problems of this decision will mean for both APEC and the COP, but as president of all Chileans I always have to put the problems and interests of Chileans, their needs and their hopes ahead, “he added.
“This has been a very difficult decision that causes us a lot of pain, because we understand the importance of APEC and the COP for Chile and the world, the decision focused on common sense and putting their compatriots ahead,” the Chilean president concluded .
Nigeria was supposed to send a delegation to participate in the event.