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.
Our strategies and measures
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The conference made great progress in two areas. First, the international community has adopted a rulebook that will enable the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Secondly, it gave the political signal that the states will not stop at the previous climate protection commitments.
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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.
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.
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.