"Making the Paris Agreement a reality"
Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks is hosting the seventh Petersberg Climate Dialogue together with the Moroccan foreign minister and incoming President of the next UN Climate Change Conference, Salaheddine Mezouar. Since 2010, the annual dialogue has provided the opportunity for countries to engage in an informal exchange of experiences on international climate policy.
This year, the meeting of representatives from 35 countries is taking place under particular circumstances: the first small island state presidency of a UN Climate Change Conference and Germany’s G20 presidency. This presents the opportunity to focus even more on the impacts of climate change which are already being felt, but also on the economic benefits of an ambitious climate policy. Adaptation to climate change and resilience are laid down in the Paris Agreement and take priority in many countries. Moreover, the parties made a commitment to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and to even make efforts to stay below 1.5 degrees Celsius.