Environment Ministers From 29 Countries Meet in Berlin To Discuss Long-Term Goals

"NEW DELHI: Environment ministers and their representatives from 29 countries representing the entire spectrum of interests in climate negotiations will meet in Berlin for two days starting July 14 even as increasing instances of unprecedented heat waves and cold winters illuminate the urgent need for a global plan to counter climate change.

The meeting in Berlin, Petersberg Climate Dialogue, is an informal ministerial gathering that is hoped to build on the discussions on climate finance, national contributions and long-term goals at a meeting of the Major Economies Forum in Paris on July 11 and 12. This is the fifth edition of the Berlin gathering, which has become a regular on the climate change annual calendar.

It will focus on the features of the 2015 global agreement to be finalised in Paris in December next year as ..

Urmi A Goswami reports for the Financial Times of India July 14, 2014.

Source: Economic Times, 07/15/2014