11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue Held Virtually for the First Time

The 11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue (PCD) took place virtually for the first time this year on 27th and 28th April.  PCD is an established annual meeting enabling countries to have informal political discussion on global climate action.  

The event was co-hosted by Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and designated COP26 President, Alok Sharma, and the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Svenja Schulze.
On 28 April 2020, over 30 climate ministers and high-level representatives met via video call for day two of the event. Participants included UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. The focus this year was on how we can organise green economic recovery, and how countries can proceed with ambitious climate action.

The event concluded with a commitment to a green recovery built on solidarity.  

You can find the Co-Chairs' Conclusions here.

Summary, press photos and videos (including recorded livestream) can be found here.