Germany's foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, has called for a global target for the expansion of renewable energies, speaking at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin. While the G7 has set such targets, Baerbock emphasized the need for globally-binding goals to expand wind and solar energy.
The conference, which brings together representatives from over 40 countries, aims to discuss further steps towards achieving the climate goals set out in the 2015 Paris agreement.
The dialogue is considered preparation for the upcoming global climate conference, COP28, which will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates in Dubai from November 30 to December 10. With Washington's special envoy for climate, John Kerry, among the participants in Berlin, discussions are expected to focus on ways to reduce global carbon emissions and limit the impact of climate change.
Baerbock's call for a global target for renewable energy expansion comes as many countries are seeking to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and shift towards cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy.
As the impacts of climate change become increasingly severe, it is clear that more needs to be done to accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources. By setting globally-binding targets, countries can work together to achieve these goals and create a more sustainable future for all.