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 Guterres
, 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