This report provides a synthesis of the discussions held during the Berlin Forum. It is intended to complement the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) reports and other materials available on the Berlin Forum’s website (https://www.bmu.de/en/berlin-forum-on-chemicals-and-sustainability/).
Some fifty high-level speakers contributed to the Forum. These included UN Secretary-General Antó- nio Guterres, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Virginijus Sinkevičius, the EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, as well as ministers from many countries, executive heads of ma- jor intergovernmental organisations, as well as leaders from the private sector and non-governmental organisations from all corners of the globe.
A full list of our distinguished participants can be found in Annex 1.
Over 800 people registered for the livestreamed Forum from around the world. As host of the meeting, Germany was delighted by the level of interest and engagement shown.