Petersberg Climate Dialogue concludes with consensus to drastic cut in global emissions


New Delhi: The 14th Petersberg Climate Dialogue concluded in Berlin, Germany on Thursday, with a broader consensus over the “drastic” cut in global emissions and binding target for expansion of renewables.

The was informed by the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav who was the participated in the Dialogue.

“The Petersberg Climate Dialogue concluded in Berlin with delegates having worked towards laying the groundwork for joint decisions at COP28. There was a broader consensus over the need for a drastic cut in global emissions & a global, binding target for expansion of renewables” he said in a series of tweets.

Mr Yadav said India put forth its side strongly at the discussions which has been underlined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Minister said at the event it was reiterated that recognising the need for support towards Affordable & Inclusive Energy Transition is crucial in the spirit of leaving no one behind.

Yadav said while following the clean energy pathway, the protection of livelihood of local population and local economy is need of the hour.

Earlier, Yadav addressed the session on ‘Strategic Dialogue on Global Stocktake and Roadmap for Global Transformation’.

The Union Minister highlighted that the Global Stocktake outcome should focus on how climate change impacts, actions and responses have a bearing on the developmental priorities of developing countries including eradication of poverty.

He said the outcome of the first GST should seek to convey a message on sustainable lifestyles as well as sustainable consumption to inform the next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and enhanced international cooperation.

The central goal of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue is to strengthen trust both in multilateral climate negotiations and between countries.

The aim is to facilitate the negotiations leading up to COP28. Although many countries share the goal of reducing emissions and expanding renewable energies around the globe, these are not easy negotiations.

The countries around the table include severely affected island states such as the Marshall Islands as well as the largest emitters of CO2 such as the United States, China and India.

In addition to emissions reduction and adaptation, the agenda of the 14th Petersberg Climate Dialogue featured a long-held demand for financial support for overcoming loss and damage caused by climate change.

The Petersberg Climate Dialogue was launched in 2010 by former German Chancellor Merkel and brings together selected states on an annual basis to prepare the ground for successful negotiations at the COP climate change conferences.


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