Climate diplomacy: EU, Canada and China co-host the 7th Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA)

On Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Canada’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, and China’s Minister for Ecology and Environment, Huang Runqiu are co-convening the 7th Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA), in Brussels. The MoCA is a major annual ministerial meeting on international climate action attended by Ministers from G20 countries and other key Parties in the UN climate negotiations.

Executive Vice-President Timmermans will deliver his opening remarks together with the other two co-chairs, followed by keynote speeches from UNFCCC Executive Secretary Simon Stiell and COP28 President-Designate Sultan Al Jaber. This opening session will be broadcast live on EbS.

Following the opening speeches, thematic sessions will focus on key political issues on the COP28 agenda. On Thursday, Ministers will discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the first Global Stocktake, as well as finance for loss and damage. On Friday, the discussions will be dedicated to climate change mitigation including global cooperation on renewable energy and energy efficiency, enhancing adaptation action and delivering climate finance, followed by concluding remarks by the co-chairs.

A few places are available for media to follow the opening speeches on site. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested, please contact the SPP team below.