• The Petersberg Dialogue on Climate Change was held in Berlin recently.
  • It was hosted by Germany and the United Arab Emirates.
  • The focus of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue is on laying the groundwork for the COP28 Climate Change Conference in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Ministers from 40 countries attended the conference to discuss the way forward towards COP28.
  • The Agenda calls for coal phaseout by 2030 in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, and by 2040 in all others, as well as achieving Net Zero electricity generation and decarbonising major sectors.

COP 28:

  • The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, more commonly referred to as COP28, will be the 28th conference.
  • It will be held at the Expo City, Dubai.
  • The conference has been held annually since the first UN climate agreement in 1992.

It will comprise:

  1. the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28);
  2. the fifth meeting of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement;
  3. the 18th meeting of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol;
  4. the 59th meeting of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation;
  5. the 59th meeting of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice.

COP 27 was held in Egypt.


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