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The protests that forced COP25 to switch from Chile to Madrid had the climate crisis at their core • Maisa Rojas is scientific coordinator for the COP25 climate conferenceIt’s a grey winter day as I walk through the UN climate conference (known as COP25) in Madrid . The pavilions and rooms all have the names of cities, regions and rivers in Chile. They’re especially familiar to me: as well as being scientific coordinator for COP25, I’m director of Chile’s Centre for Climate and Resilience Research. It’s all a stark reminder that we should be in Santiago. But on 18 October 2019, the president of Chile declared a state of emergency and instituted a curfew to quell three days of public unrest that started because of an increase in metro fares. The outbreak of anger was summed up by the message, “This is not about 30 pesos, it is about 30 years”, referring to discontent lasting three decades, which appeared on walls across the city and on social media. The protests ultimately led to COP2
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