Germany : Petersberg Climate Dialogue: momentum for implementation of the Paris Agreement




Berlin, 05.07.2016: …Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller jointly presented a global partnership to support the implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs)…an approach that links climate action and conventional development cooperation…



The seventh Petersberg Climate Dialogue ended on Tuesday in a buoyant mood. Ministers from regions across the globe responded to the joint invitation from Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and the Moroccan Presidency of the next climate conference (COP 22). After the historical success of the Paris summit last December, this year's Climate Dialogue focused on promoting an ambitious and swift implementation of the Paris Agreement.



Federal Environment Minister Hendricks said: "The Petersberg Climate Dialogue has highlighted once again that Germany is in good company with its ambitious climate policy. Following the success of Paris, we are now entering the implementation phase. Governments across the globe are undertaking measures to combat climate change. We can learn a great deal from each other and in doing so lend even greater momentum to international climate action."



High Level Champion for COP 22, Minister El Haite said: "All over the world, we are seeing more and more concrete and tangible evidence of our renewed commitment to act, hand in hand, for our global sustainable development. We are building the foundation of a new world, where solidarity and trust are rehabilitated. As COP 22 presidency, we see that the challenge for all of us is to cultivate this solidarity and to sustain the trust. COP 22 will be the COP of action, implementation and support."



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