On 18-19 June, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will be in Berlin to participate in the 9th Petersberg Climate Dialogue, an annual gathering of over 30 ministers from around the world for discussions in support of the UN climate change negotiating process.
This year’s Petersberg Dialogue will be co-hosted by the German and Polish governments, with Poland to hold the Presidency of the COP24 climate conference in Katowice in December this year.
The theme of the informal meeting in Berlin will be “Changing together for a just transition”, to stimulate discussions on the real-world opportunities and challenges for achieving the long-term temperature goals of the Paris Agreement in a just and inclusive manner. Participants will also be able to exchange views on the completion of the Paris work programme, overarching issues on climate finance and this year’s Talanoa process on global climate ambition.
The Petersberg Dialogue precedes the second Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA), to be co-hosted by the Commission, China and Canada in Brussels on 20-21 June, which will focus on obtaining ministers’ input and guidance on the processes and expected outcomes of COP24. At the UN climate summit in Katowice, parties are set to finalise the Paris work programme, i.e. the detailed rules and guidelines for global implementation of the landmark agreement.