Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans attends Petersberg Climate Dialogue

Daily News 06/05/2021

Economy - published on 07 May 2021


Source: European Commission press office

Brussels, 6th May 2021 – Tomorrow 7th May, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans participates in the 12th Petersberg Climate Dialogue, an annual high-level political meeting of
over 30 ministers from around the world, co-hosted by the German government and the COP26 Presidency. The meeting will start at 14:00 CEST today with remarks by UN Secretary-General António
, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Their speeches will be live-streamed here.
This year’s Petersberg Dialogue will focus on the preparations for the upcoming COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. It will address pressing issues such as enhancing countries’
climate-resilience and adaptation capacity, scaling up international climate finance, and promoting transparent international carbon market rules. The meeting will be held virtually for the
second year in a row due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Commission will publish Executive Vice-President Timmermans’ remarks climate finance on Friday here. For more information see here.

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