The 11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue (PCD) will take place in a virtual format, bringing together ministers from 30 countries to discuss climate action. The Petersberg Climate Dialogue series was launched in 2010, after the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, and has been held annually. The Dialogue facilitates open discussions in small groups on key issues in international climate policy.
Petersberg Climate Dialogue XI will be co-chaired by the United Kingdom, as president of the next Climate Change Conference (COP 26). At the invitation of German Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, high-level government officials will discuss which measures could pave the way for a green recovery from this economic crisis.
Additional exchanges between non-state actors such as businesses, cities, NGOs and think tanks, and between chief negotiators, will also take place.
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres are scheduled to give speeches and answer questions from the ministers. Their speeches and the following high-level segment will be live streamed here: www.bmu.de/en/press/live-broadcast/.
SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of PCD X is here.
dates: 27-28 April 2020