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Tension Between Rich and Poorer Nations Eases at Berlin Climate Summit

The Petersberg Climate Dialogue offers hope of productive talks about how to pay for global warming impacts at the COP27 meeting in Egypt. 

Annalena Baerbock during the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, on July 19. 

Annalena Baerbock during the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, on July 19. 

Photographer: Christophe Gateau/AFP/Getty Images

Diplomats from 40 countries meeting in Germany for a two-day summit made some progress in negotiating over how wealthy nations should compensate developing countries for the losses and damage caused by climate change

“We, as industrialized economies, have to live up to our responsibilities and promises that we made in Paris,” said German Foreign Affairs Minister Annalena Baerbock in a speech as the talks started. “Industrialized countries have a special responsibility as big emitters.”