Climate aid, war fallout feature at Berlin climate talks

  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center right, and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, center left, pose with the Foreign Ministers of Egypt Sameh Shoukry, second left, and Germany Annalena Baerbock, second from right, and other participants for a group photo during the Petersberg Climate Dialogue conference at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, Germany, Monday, July 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center right, and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, center left, pose with the Foreign Ministers of Egypt Sameh Shoukry, left, and Germany Annalena Baerbock, third from right, and other participants for a group photo during the Petersberg Climate Dialogue conference at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, Germany, Monday, July 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BERLIN — Officials from 40 countries met Monday in Berlin to discuss how to stay focused on fighting the increasing impacts of climate change while the world reels from the economic fallout of the pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The U.N. secretary general admonished countries to take action instead of playing a “blame game.”