Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has called on partner states to join forces and step up efforts to combat man-made global warming. “The climate crisis is now the biggest security problem for everyone on earth,” said the Green politician on Monday in Berlin before the start of the Petersberg climate dialogue.

“The climate crisis does not stop at borders. That’s why the answers shouldn’t stop at any border,” said Baerbock. The aim is to be able to “contain the greatest security threat of this century” together and internationally.

The Petersberg climate dialogue is a central building block in paving the way for a successful world climate conference COP27 in November this year in Egypt. “We’re all in the same boat, which means we can only turn things around together,” said Baerbock.

In particular, it is necessary to make progress in the expansion of renewable energies. The Russian war of aggression initially had a negative effect on the climate crisis. “We ourselves will bring more coal-fired power plants online in the coming months, but only as a brief momentum,” said Baerbock. Germany and Egypt are hosting the meeting of representatives from around 40 countries in Berlin.