Joint Statement on the German-Brazilian High Level Strategic Dialogue on Climate Action and Ambition

28.03.2024 - Press release

The first meeting of the High-Level Strategic Dialogue between Brazil and Germany on Climate Action and Ambition took place on March 27, in Brasilia. The Brazilian delegation was led by ambassador André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, vice-minister for Climate, Energy and Environment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and by Ms Ana Toni, vice-minister for Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. The German delegation was headed by Ms Jennifer Morgan, state secretary and special envoy for International Climate Action in the German Federal Foreign Office.

The delegations exchanged views and ideas on ongoing processes under the international climate change regime, including the “Mission 1.5” led by the troika of the COP28, COP29 and COP30 presidencies; the New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG) for climate finance; the implementation of the UAE consensus and the next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Both countries see the potential that ambitious NDCs aligned with 1.5 and national plans that are economic and investment plans can bring for accelerating low-carbon and climate resilient development.

The agenda also included discussion around the Brazilian presidency of the G20, in particular the Task Force for the Mobilization against Climate Change, and the upcoming Petersberg Climate Dialogue, to be held in Berlin, from 24 to 26 of April.

Both parties also addressed respective national priorities in the area of sustainable biofuels and hydrogen, solar PV and offshore wind, forest restoration, adaptation as well as the use of digital technologies to address climate related issues.

In the meeting, the sides also agreed on the governance, overall structure and priorities of the “Track 1.5 Dialogue”, which will gather the scientific community, civil society and government representatives from both countries in order to discuss possible solutions and exchange best practices on the various challenges related to the fight against climate change.

The “Track 1.5 dialogue” will be co-chaired by the Brazilian Forum of Climate Change (FBMC) and by the German Environmental Agency.

The Brazilian-German High-Level Strategic Dialogue on Climate Action and Ambition and the Track 1.5 Dialogue were formally established during the 2nd Meeting of the High-Level Intergovernmental Consultations in Berlin, in 4 of December 2023.


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