October 31, 2019 / 10:00 PM / a month ago

Spain's hosting of COP25 climate summit largely a done deal: Government Source

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a placard reading "There is no Planet B" during a protest demanding global politicians urgent actions to fight climate change in Madrid, Spain, September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

(Reuters) - Hosting the COP25 climate summit in Madrid following Chile’s withdrawal as host, is largely a done deal, a Spanish government source said on Thursday.

A formal decision on hosting the summit in Madrid will be taken on Monday in the German city of Bonn, the source said.

“It is nearly done, we have every chance of getting it,” the source said.

Chile backed out of hosting the summit, which is aimed at fleshing out details of how to implement the Paris Agreement climate pact, due to a wave of violent protests in the country’s capital.

Reporting by Nathan Allen and Belen Carreno

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