Petersberg Climate Dialogue
CASE STUDY CATEGORY CONFERENCE WITH 280 Persons
The ministers of the environment from 35 states met at AXICA for the fifth time on 18 and 19 May to attend the 'Petersberg Climate Dialogue'. This year saw preparation for the International Climate Protection Conference being held in Paris in December.
The climate experts sat around what was known as the 'blue table', specially installed in the glass-roofed Forum for the occasion. The conference was opened by Federal Minister for the Environment Barbara Hendricks and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. The talks focussed on limiting global warming to a maximum of two degrees as well as the international cooperation on climate protection. The principal speakers at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue were Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and her French counterpart Francois Hollande.
As in the previous years, the event was very special for the AXICA staff. Apart from the tight security, the schedule that was planned down to the minutest detail and the perfect simultaneous interpreting service, looking after the international press also played a major role.
After the event had ended, AXICA project manager Nina Ostheeren received high praise from the organisers at the Federal Ministry for the Environment for the perfect organisation, the superb food and the level of commitment shown by all those concerned.
Photos: AXICA/Thomas Rafalzyk