During the Petersberg Climate Dialogue IX that took place in Berlin on 18–19 June, 2018, ministers from all regions of the world came together under the heading „Changing together for a just transition“ and acknowledged the opportunities of early climate action. The COBENEFITS project had contributed to the dialogue with a briefing paper for the ministers, created together with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
Chancellor Merkel stressed that „climate action is a matter of both ecological necessity and economic rationality.“ Ministers furthermore recognized that „climate action is already delivering benefits for societies such as improved health, environmental quality and competitiveness of their economy. These benefits would be boosted by speeding up the transformation.“
We fully support those conclusions and we were happy to contribute to the discussion.