25th World Climate Conference

Konferenzgebäude mit dem Logo zur COP 25
Bild: IFEMA Feria de Madrid | Logo: UNFCCC

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.

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Schichten des tropischen Regenwaldes
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COP 25 | 11.12.19

Supporting efforts to reduce deforestation in Colombia

Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom will contribute up to 360 million US Dollar to help Colombia to reach its ambitious goals to reduce deforestation and to launch large-scale programmes in support of forest conservation.
Supporting efforts to reduce deforestation in Colombia
Porträtfoto von Bundesumweltministerin Svenja Schulze
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COP 25 | 11.12.19

Speech by Svenja Schulze at the COP 25 Side Event

Svenja Schulze gave a speech at the climate conference in Madrid on the recent climate policy developments in Germany, international experience on climate legislation and fuel emissions trading.
Speech by Svenja Schulze at the COP 25 Side Event
Svenja Schulze stellt Klimaschutzprogramm 2030 bei COP 25 vor
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COP 25 | 10.12.19

Schulze makes statement on Climate Protection Program

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze spoke in her national statement about the Climate Protection Program 2030. This will ensure that Germany achieves its climate target for 2030 and becomes carbon-neutral in 2050.
Schulze makes statement on Climate Protection Program
Ausgetrockneter Boden
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COP 25 | 10.12.19

Germany supports Adaptation Fund

The fund finances adaptation measures in developing countries. Germany is the biggest donor of the fund. More than 100 projects were funded worldwide.
Germany supports Adaptation Fund
Schematische Darstellung der Verwandlung von Strom in Wasserstoff
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COP 25 | 10.12.19

BMU establishes international network for green hydrogen

The BMU intends to expand international cooperation on sustainable synthetic fuels and raw materials from green electricity (Power-to-X). Svenja Schulze therefore announced the establishment of a Power-to-X network.
BMU establishes international network for green hydrogen
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COP 25 | 02.12.19

25th UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid

At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) representatives of 197 countries convene to discuss international climate action. The major goal is to raise the level of ambition on climate action.
25th UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid
Bonn: Blick auf UN-Gebäude und Posttower
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Climate | 28.06.19

The stage for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference

High-level government representatives met from 17 to 27 June in Bonn for the 50th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies (Bonn Climate Change Conference SB50) to flesh out further details of the Paris Agreement rulebook.
The stage for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference
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International Environmental Policy | 16.06.19

G20 environment ministers adopt communiqué

At their meeting, the ministers of the G20 countries agreed on important fields of action in climate, marine and resource protection. Finally, a joint communiqué was issued.
G20 environment ministers adopt communiqué
Bundesumweltministerin Svenja Schulze, Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und die chilenische Umweltministerin Carolina Schmidt.
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Climate | 14.05.19

Tenth Petersberg Climate Dialogue ends in Berlin

The tenth Petersberg Climate Dialogue (PCD) concluded on Tuesday with a commitment to joint progress on climate action. Previous PCD meetings had focussed on negotiating an agreement and rulebook.
Tenth Petersberg Climate Dialogue ends in Berlin
Svenja Schulze hält eine Rede im Konferenzsaal
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International Environmental Policy | 10.05.19

Tenth Petersberg Climate Dialogue

Ministers from all over the world are meeting to discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Under the heading "Fulfilling the Promise of Paris" they want to determine how global climate targets can be achieved together.
Tenth Petersberg Climate Dialogue
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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