U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to Germany

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 1, 2016

U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Jonathan Pershing will travel July 3 – 6 to Berlin, Germany to participate in the Seventh Petersberg Climate Dialogue, a ministerial-level meeting convened by the German government focused on the international effort to address climate change.

The meeting will focus on the next steps following the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change, including implementation of the agreement, midcentury strategies for low greenhouse gas emissions development, and long-term strategies for climate resilient development. Discussions during the dialogue will also include how best to make finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate resilient development, and expectations for COP-22 in Marrakesh.

Special Envoy Pershing will also hold several bilateral meetings on the margins of the Petersberg Dialogue, including with German government officials and with other Ministerial counterparts. During his meetings, he will discuss efforts to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change, and accelerate the adoption of clean energy and climate-resilient technologies.