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Climate and Development Ministerial

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Wilton Park is delighted to be working with the UK government to deliver the Climate and Development Ministerial taking place on 31 March.

At the Climate Ambition Summit in December 2020, the COP President Designate announced that the UK will host the Climate and Development Ministerial on 31 March 2021.

This event convenes countries and partners to discuss the challenges and priorities for implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in the countries most vulnerable to climate change.

Conducted virtually, the event will bring together ministers and stakeholders to identify practical next steps on a series of priority issues for climate vulnerable communities ahead of COP26:

  • access to climate finance
  • responding to the impacts of climate change
  • quantity, quality and composition of climate finance
  • fiscal space and debt sustainability.

Discussion will be interactive and under Chatham House rules. A Chair’s Summary will be published outlining progress and practical next steps to deliver outcomes through other key events up to COP26.

Summary notes from the working groups and round-table discussions held earlier in March are available here:

2021 Climate and Development Agenda Workshops – E3G

For more information see – Climate and Development Ministerial meeting, March 2021: overview – GOV.UK (

Wilton Park reference numbers: WP1921V1 and WP1921V3

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