25. Weltklimakonferenz

Konferenzgebäude mit dem Logo zur COP 25

The 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) will take place from 2 to 13 December 2019 in Madrid.

The conference will launch the next critical steps in the United Nations climate change process. Following the agreement on the Implementation Guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to finalize the final technical details of the rulebook of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Latest on COP 25

Climate | 26.10.21

UK COP26 Presidency, publishes Climate Finance Delivery Plan

UK COP26 Presidency, publishes Climate Finance Delivery Plan led by German State Secretary Flasbarth and Canada’s Minister Wilkinson ahead of COP26
Marine Water Management | 20.10.21

HELCOM adopts 10-year plan for the Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea Action Plan focuses in particular on activities against pollution of the Baltic Sea.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 12.10.21

Speech by Svenja Schulze on The UN Biodiversity Conference

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze gave a speech on the subject of "Putting Biodiversity on a Path to Recovery".
Nature/Biological Diversity | 11.10.21

Biodiversity Conference aims to halt the destruction of nature

The aim is to develop an effective global framework to conserve nature and restore degraded ecosystems throughout the world.
Climate | 04.10.21

Opening of the world's first e-kerosene plant in Werlte (Germany)

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze attended the opening of the world's first commercial production plant for climate-friendly paraffin in Werlte and gave the opening speech.
Climate | 02.10.21

Preparations for COP 26 in Glasgow

The participants in the preparatory conference ahead of COP 26 (Pre-COP) anticipate that all outstanding issues of the Paris Agreement can be resolved.
Marine Water Management | 01.10.21

OSPAR countries agree on a new 10-year strategy

The environment ministers of the North-East Atlantic countries agreed in Cascais, Portugal on the establishment of a new marine protected area.
Climate | 01.10.21

IKI-Jahresbericht 2020

Mit "Aktiv im internationalen Klimaschutz ­– IKI-Jahresbericht 2020" gibt die IKI einen Einblick in ihre erfolgreiche Arbeit im herausfordernden Corona-Jahr – und das in neuem Design.
Climate | 01.10.21

IKI Annual Report 2020

With "Active for international climate protection – IKI Annual Report 2020", the IKI gives an insight into its successful work in the challenging Corona year – and that in a new design.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 10.09.21

World Conservation Union calls for resolute action

The core demand of the manifesto is to equally consider the two key global challenges climate change and biodiversity loss in the economic recovery and interconnect the topics to a greater degree.
Climate | 07.09.21

Supporting transition to green steel production at ArcelorMittal Hamburg

The ArcelorMittal H2H project will implement a low-carbon, hydrogen-based steel production process on an industrial scale.
Circular Economy | 02.09.21

International Ministerial Conference to combat marine litter

Representatives from the governments of Germany, Ecuador, Ghana and Viet Nam hosted a first International Ministerial Conference on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution in Geneva.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 30.08.21

Colombia extends invitation to COP15 preparatory meeting

At the invitation of Colombian President Iván Duque, Environment State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth takes part in a high-level meeting to prepare for the 15th World Biodiversity Conference.
Europe | 30.08.21

Survey of sustainable activities at European public banks

How can state banks best help with climate protection? A survey commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment is to provide answers to questions of EU taxonomy.
Climate | 04.08.21

Power-to-X fuels open up new perspectives

Many regions of the world have potential for producing the new energy carrier, according to the Global PtX Potential Atlas.
Climate | 01.08.21

Ihre Region klimafreundlich gestalten

Die Kommunalrichtlinie steigert die Lebensqualität vor Ort, denn sinkende Energiekosten entlasten knappe Kassen und klimafreundliche Investitionen kurbeln die regionale Wertschöpfung an.
Sustainability | 16.07.21

Sustainable and climate-friendly post-COVID recovery

The German government has presented its second voluntary national review on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at a virtual event.
National Climate Initiative | 15.07.21

Neue Förderrichtlinien für die Logistik

Die Nationale Klimaschutzinitiative (NKI) des Bundesumweltministeriums fördert künftig Mikro-Depots und E-Lastenfahrräder.
Chemicals | 07.07.21

International Berlin Forum on Chemicals and Sustainability

Improperly disposed of e-waste leads to health hazards for children, especially in developing countries. This is why there must be a greater focus on the responsible handling of chemicals and waste.
Inland Water Management | 01.07.21

International water dialogue provides recommendations for action

Together with international stakeholders, Federal Environment Minister Schulze presents recommendations for action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal for water.
Health | 01.07.21

Gefahr im Anflug: Pollenallergien

Diese Broschüre erklärt, was es mit Pollenallergien auf sich hat und was zur Vorbeugung und Vermeidung möglich ist.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 17.06.21

National dialogue on the conservation of global biodiversity

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze talked with national stakeholders about how to halt the global destruction of nature and reverse the trend in biodiversity conservation.
International Climate Initiative | 08.06.21

BMU supports first solar thermal power plant in Latin America

The first solar thermal power plant in Latin America was inaugurated. The innovative power plant generates green electricity 24 hours a day and provides power for approximately 380,000 households.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 05.06.21

BMU supports new UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Within the new UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the ongoing degradation of ecosystems is to be stopped and their restoration initiated.
Air | 03.06.21

Germany needs an overall nitrogen target

Excess nitrogen emissions are one of the most pressing yet most neglected of global environmental problems.
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Impressions from Madrid

Impressions from Madrid

Svenja Schulze und Jochen Flasbarth auf der COP 25
Jochen Flasbarth mit ägyptischer Delegation
Svenja Schulze und weitere Minister auf der Bühne, während der Paneldiskussion zu "The Climate Action for Jobs Initiative".
Der Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen António Guterres hielt bei der Veranstaltung eine Rede.
Svenja Schulze vor Mikrophonen

Facts about climate protection

Facts, Trends and Incentives for German Climate Policy

Climate Action in Figures

In 2019, the Federal Government is preparing a program of measures on the climate protection plan to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions in Germany will be reduced by at least 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. For the fifth time, the ministry prepares data on the subject vividly and in a generally understandable way for a broad public and offers a wealth of information and graphics on climate protection - internationally, across Europe and nationally.

Climate Action in Figures
Commitment of states to climate protection

Paris Agreement

History was written in Paris on 12 December 2015: the Paris Agreement was adopted at the international Climate Change Conference, also known as "COP21". After many years of intensive negotiations, all countries have committed themselves to changing the global economy in a climate-friendly way.

Paris Agreement
Milestone in international climate policy

Kyoto Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol is considered a milestone in international climate policy. It was adopted at the third Conference of the Parties (COP3) to the Framework Convention on Climate Change in Kyoto in 1997. The Kyoto Protocol was the first agreement to include binding commitments for developed countries to limit and reduce emissions.

Kyoto Protocol