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Madrid’s biggest environmental project is under threat—just as it hosts the UN’s annual climate change summit

Backed by the far-right, the city council wants to scrap the traffic reduction scheme known as "Madrid Central"

By Tommy Greene  

Madrid Central is under threat. Photo: City Council of Madrid

Madrid Central is under threat. Photo: City Council of Madrid

When Spain stepped in at the last moment to become the host for this year’s annual UN climate summit (COP25), after it became clear that upheaval in Chile would prevent the two-week-long conference from being held in Santiago, many Spanish climate change activists hoped it would be a galvanising moment for the national environmental movement.

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