Ministers and senior negotiators from representative countries gathered in Berlin for the 13th Petersberg Climate Dialogue from 17 to 19 July 2022. By invitation of the Governments of Germany and Egypt, Diana Reckien gave a keynote speech on the IPCC Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report. The keynote was part of Session 3, Deep Dive: Adaptation + Loss and Damage of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue.
This year, Ministers and State Secretaries from about 40 countries were present, including the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock. John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, was also there.
Since its inception in 2010, the Petersberg Climate Dialogue has provided a forum for high-level political discussions on climate cooperation ahead of the UN Climate Conferences. Convened just months before COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the Petersberg Climate Dialogues seek to facilitate dynamic and constructive exchanges between Ministers, laying the foundations for international cooperation and COP27 outcomes that give all parties the tools to accelerate implementation across key areas of the Paris Agreement.
The event was an excellent opportunity to disseminate the findings of the IPCC AR6 WGII Report.