After the last World Climate Conference fell short of expectations, the decision to hold it in the United Arab Emirates in 2023 is not without controversy. After all, the Gulf states have already advocated for a renaissance of fossil fuels in Sharm el-Sheikh. The path to COP28 and the German and European role in it will be interesting: What progress is emerging in the reform of the World Bank and other financial institutions? What shape will the new Loss & Damages Fund take? Will the U.S. and China once again become the engines of negotiation? 
Climate.Table editorial director Bernhard Pötter discusses these questions with Jennifer Morgan (State Secretary and Special Representative for International Climate Policy, German Foreign Office). Furthermore, Sabine Nallinger (Managing Director, Stiftung KlimaWirtschaft), Lutz Weischer (Head of Policy Berlin, Germanwatch) and Saleemul Huq (Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development) will contribute to the Table.Live-Briefing with short impulse statements.

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Procedure & Guiding Questions: 

12:00 am – Welcome 

  •   Bernhard Pötter, Editorial Director, Climate.Table 

12:05 am – Table.Talk „Roadmap to COP28“ 

  • Jennifer Morgan, State Secretary and Special Representative for International Climate Policy at the German Foreign Office. 
  • Moderation: Bernhard Pötter, Editorial Director, Climate.Table 

Impulses: „What do you expect from German and European Climate Politics on the road to COP28?“  

  • Dr Saleemul Huq, Director, International Center for Climate Change 
  • Sabine Nallinger, Managing Director, Klimawirtschaft
  • Lutz Weischer, Head of Policy Berlin, Germanwatch 

Guiding Questions: 

  • How strong is the climate signal among geopolitical tensions? Can there be Cooperation in the face of controversy? 
  • How does the race for new Green Markets impact the talks? IRA/Green Deal/China´s renewable policy? 
  • What new role for a global financial system, what is the future of the Loss & Damage Fund? 

12:55 am – Wrap-up                                                                          

  • Bernhard Pötter, Editorial Director, Climate.Table