Christopher J. Carter in snowy Montana

Christopher J. Carter, pictured in his home state of Montana prior to his departure for the climate summit in Spain.

© Kt Miller/Polar Bears International

12/10/2019 8:27:15 PM

Climate Talks in Madrid

"What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic. Whether you're a rancher, farmer, or skier, melting sea ice affects us all."

That's the message that Christopher J. Carter, our representative at the COP25 climate talks, is sharing at the U.N. summit in Madrid. Scheduled December 2-13, the conference brings together delegates from around the world to tackle the climate crisis.

This is the sixth consecutive year that Carter has participated on behalf of Polar Bears International, speaking up on the importance of climate action for polar bears—and people too. You can meet him in the video below and learn more about the summit:

Carter notes that at last year's talks in Poland, delegates wrote a rule book, or workout plan, to follow to reach the emissions cuts needed to keep global temperatures from rising beyond 1.5 degrees C.

“This year,” he said, “it’s time to check on the progress countries have made in following the plan and reaching their goals. And for those who have fallen short—the message is clear: “There’s no time to waste, you must step up your game.”

Tune in this week for updates from Carter inside the halls of the conference. As opportunities arise, he’ll answer questions live on Facebook and Instagram. Send your questions in advance to:

Email questions@pbears.org

Twitter @polarbears

Facebook @polarbearsinternational

Instagram @polarbearsinternational

The Madrid talks come on the heels of recent reports that underscore the urgent need for bold policy changes to address the climate crisis—and ensure a better future for us all. 

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