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Petersberg Climate Dialogue

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.

Petersberg Climate Dialogue

What to study?

For Prelims: The event, aim, host and features.

For Mains: Objectives, significance and achievements of the dialogue.

Context: The eleventh and first ever virtual Petersberg Climate Dialogue was held on April 28th 2020.

India, along with 30 countries, deliberated over ways and means to tackle the challenge of reinvigorating economies and societies after COVID-19, while enhancing collective resilience and catalysing climate action while also supporting in particular those most vulnerable.

About the Petersberg Climate Dialogue:

This has been hosted by Germany since 2010.

The Climate Dialogue was originally an initiative of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.

Aim: To provide a forum for informal high-level political discussions, focusing both on international climate negotiations and the advancement of climate action.

The Dialogue was co-chaired by Germany and the United Kingdom, the incoming Presidency of the 26th Conference of Parties (COP 26) to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Prelims Link:

  1. What is UNFCCC?
  2. What is Copenhagen summit?
  3. Who organises Petersberg Climate Dialogue?
  4. What is COP?

Sources: pib.