The EU continues to show global climate leadership and supports a green recovery at Petersberg Climate Dialogue

Yesterday, Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, participated in the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, alongside Ministers and civil society representatives from around the world. In his opening remarks, Executive Vice-President Timmermans said: “We all have to work on a recovery from the corona crisis and we can combine this with the necessity to move to a green economy. I think this is a huge opportunity. In the EU we see the Green Deal as our growth strategy. We need quick results, identifying those sectors of our economy that could quickly transit to a sustainable situation and at the same time create jobs and growth. We are thinking about the building sector, transport and energy sector. We are looking forward to work with our international partners on these plans.” The annual meeting, co-chaired this year by Germany and the United Kingdom, took place via videoconference for the first time. The focus of discussions was on the global need for an economic recovery within the boundaries of our planet, addressing the collective challenge of reinvigorating economies and societies while catalysing climate action and increasing resilience. The full remarks of Mr Timmermans are available here.