Hundreds of Spanish students in Madrid join the global movement “Friday for Future” in March to demand measures against climate change and protection of the environment. Lizana / SOPA Images / LightRocket / Getty Images One day after Chile bowed out of hosting the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference , Spain has stepped up to the plate. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera of Chile said in a press conference in Santiago Thursday that acting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez had offered to host the summit in Madrid, The New York Times reported . “Spain believe that multilateral climate action is a priority for both the UN and the EU, and one which demands the highest commitment from all of us,” Spain’s statement said, according to The Guardian . He trasladado al presidente de Chile, @sebastianpinera, la disposición de #España para acoger la Cumbre del Clima e… https://t.co/PK7zhnh3OF — Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) 1572540763.0 The conference was supposed to be held in Chile from Dec. 2 to 13, but Piñera stepped away from hosting after his country was rocked by weeks of demonstrations against income inequality and police repression. Carolina Schmidt, the Chilean environment minister and president-designate of COP25, communicated Spain’s offer […]

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