The organization of the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25), chaired by Chile and to be held in Madrid between December 2 and 13, encourages civil society to show its commitments to climate action in the Green Zone of the summit. This is an opportunity to mobilize organizations, companies and public administrations around sustainability and the fight against climate change.
The celebration of the Summit involves 15 days of climate action in Madrid. It will be held at the IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, occupying a total of seven pavilions, which mean more than 100,000 square meters, as well as an additional space of about 13,000 square meters of the congress area.
In this event, which will mobilize a large number of agents, it is intended that each one can participate differently. Thus, in parallel to the Blue Zone, a space administered by the United Nations and in which the COP25 negotiation sessions will take place, work is being done on the organization of the Green Zone, of about 3,000 m2, a citizen space, of meeting and environmental awareness, open throughout the conference, with which Spain wants to contribute to facilitate the participation of all civil society. It is an open dialogue pavilion with spaces for all civil society actors, with several differentiated areas.
The programming of activities of each space will be coordinated by one or several organizations representative of its scope. Participation requests are managed through This formulary available on the MITECO website, and whose deadline for submitting proposals has been extended until November 21.
The Green Zone, an open space
In the Green Zone, a space is opened at the Climate Summit so that society can express itself in an interactive, participatory and inclusive way, generating content regarding climate action. To promote maximum participation, an open space for dialogue, awareness raising and shared decision-making has been created and different participatory ways have been designed that involve local governments, public and private institutions, administrations, entrepreneurs, NGOs, companies, universities , indigenous peoples and youth.
In fact, the green zone will be divided into different areas that include a space dedicated to young people, another dedicated to indigenous communities, a third area for innovation and science, and a space for civil society organizations, among others. Together with these spaces, proposals for action by the climate of the business world will also be accommodated in the green zone. In addition, the COP25 organization will propose a space for the presentation and discussion of initiatives on both sides of the Atlantic.
The central space of the Green Zone will be a meeting point for all the spaces in the area. Here, activities related to the topics addressed in the Blue Zone of the COP25 that connect the two spaces will be scheduled daily.
All those interested in participating are invited to answer the same question, which should be evident in every activity, performance, presentation, talk or debate: How do you / organization contribute through concrete actions or examples to a neutral planet in carbon and climate resilient in 2050?
Different actors can propose specific activities through the online form available on the website of the Ministry for Ecological Transition (MITECO) before November 21. Participation requests are managed only through this form.
Once all proposals have been received and evaluated, the final programming of the Green Zone will be formed and the registration process for the various activities will be opened. The system used will be the day pass. To access this space, it is not necessary to be accredited for the Blue Zone although all persons with the access to the space managed by the United Nations will be able to access the Green Zone in the same way.