Executive Vice-President Timmermans at the Copenhagen Climate Ministerial in Copenhagen

Today and tomorrow, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans will participate in the Climate Ministerial meeting in Copenhagen. The meeting will gather global climate leaders and ministers to prepare the way to a successful COP28 in December, and to take stock of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 6th Synthesis Report which will be published later today.

Executive Vice-President Timmermans said: “Ahead of the global stocktake on the implementation of the Paris Agreement at COP28 in Dubai, the IPCC clearly lays out the grave consequences that the climate crisis already has and once again highlights the stark choices before us. Trying to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is of critical importance to all life on Earth. Every fraction of a degree matters, and every step we take as policy makers makes a difference to the future health and prosperity of our citizens. The EU must continue our work at home and abroad to push for the highest possible level of ambition in climate action.”

In the margins of the Ministerial, the Executive Vice-President will meet bilaterally with the Maldives’ Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Shauna Aminath; with COP28 President-Designate, Dr Sultan Al Jaber; with Samoa’s Minister of Environment, Toeolesulusulu Cedric Schuster; and with Bangladesh’ Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Md. Shahab Uddin.