Petersberg Climate Dialogue XI

Berliner Skyline mit Nikolaiviertel, Berliner Dom und Fernsehturm: Petersberg Climate Dialogue XI, April 27-28 2020

Petersberg Climate Dialogue XI

The 11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue concluded with a commitment to a green recovery built on solidarity. At the invitation of Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma, around 30 climate ministers from all over the globe participated in the Climate Dialogue via video conference. Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary-General António Guterres also took part in the meeting.

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The 11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue: Main Messages

Videos from the Petersberg Climate Dialogue

Tuesday, 28 April 2020: High-Level-SegmentVideo file
  • Welcome address by Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze
English / German
  • Speech by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (Beginning shortened)
English / German
  • Speech by UN Secretary-General António Guterres
English / German
  • Questions and answers with the ministers
English / German
  • Closing remarks by Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze
English / German
  • Closing remarks by Alok Sharma, UK Secretary of State for Business
English / German
Monday, 27 April 2020: Press conferenceVideo file
  • Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze
English / German
  • Nicholas Stern, Professor at the London School of Economics (live video link)
English / German
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (live video link)
English / German
  • Question and answer session with the journalists
English / German 

Petersberg Climate Dialogue: Financing Climate Ambition in the Context of COVID-19

Wednesday, 29 April 2020: Virtual conferenceVideo file / PDF
  • Complete recording of livestream

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Explanations and messages

Statements by Federal Minister Svenja Schulze and Secretary of State Alok Sharma, co-hosts of this year's Petersberg Climate Dialogue

Statement by Chancellor Angela Merkel, United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab

Statements by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nicholas Stern and Christiana Figueres

Video messages by ministers

Video messages by non-state actors

Tweets #PCD11