Virtual briefing on climate policy: Germany’s Council Presidency in the run-up to COP26

Green Recovery – Emerging stronger from the crisis

Four month into Germany’s EU Council Presidency the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the German Climate Consortium hosted a joint briefing on climate policy – speakers at the virtual conference included: Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for the Environment Svenja Schulze and DKK-Chairman Mojib Latif.

Overcoming the impacts of the COVID-19-pandemic and rebuilding Europe’s economies in a resilient manner as quickly as possible are among Germany’s top priorities during its Council Presidency. Combining these efforts with the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals as our long-term goals will be challenging. We invited you to discuss with us ways to effectively implement the European Green Deal in times of economic crisis and turn the COVID-19-pandemic into an opportunity. Achieving greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050 and reaching an ambitious agreement on a new 2030 greenhouse gas mitigation target remain of utmost importance and will be Europe’s contribution to a sustainable future.

Usually the annual World Climate Conference provides the occasion for our briefing. Since a strong signal for more climate protection is important, we decided to adapt the format and host a virtual briefing focusing on Germany’s Council Presidency. It is aimed at representatives of the diplomatic corps, business, scientific community, civil society and the press.

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Programme

Mid-term review of Germany’s Council Presidency and economic recovery plans – where do we stand?

Heiko Maas

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

Svenja Schulze

Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Video: EU2020 – Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Federal Foreign Office

How to move forward to a sustainable Europe

Keynote: European Green Deal

Raffaele Mauro Petriccione

Director-General, European Commission

Panel Discussion

Karsten Sach

Director-General for International and European Policy and Climate Policy, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Hinrich Thölken

Director for International Climate and Energy Policy and Digital Transformation, Federal Foreign Office

Maja Göpel

Secretary General, German Advisory Council Global Change

Martin Kaiser

Executive Director, Greenpeace Germany

Video: Climate policy must reflect the fact that we are in a climate crisis

Antje Boetius

Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

How to keep up momentum ahead of COP 26

Statement from scientific community

Mojib Latif

Chairman of the Board of the German Climate Consortium (DKK)

Panel Discussion

Nick Bridge

Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, UK

Kristina Jeromin

Head of Group Sustainability, Deutsche Börse Group

Anita Engels

Professor for Sociology, especially Globalisation, Environment and Society, Universität Hamburg

Lutz Weischer

Head of Policy Berlin, Germanwatch

Moderation

Conny Czymoch

Journalist and international conference moderator

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