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

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.
International | 03.06.21

Peru strengthens partnership to preserve the Amazon rainforest

Peru, Germany, Norway, UK and the US are stepping up efforts to reduce deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon by 2025.
Climate | 01.06.21

Klimaschutz in Zahlen (2021)

Die Ausgabe von 2021 präsentiert und erläutert aktuelle Informationen rund um den Klimaschutz und vermittelt einen Eindruck der vielfältigen deutschen Klimapolitik.
Health | 01.06.21

Den Klimawandel gesund meistern

Der Ratgeber gibt Tipps gegen sommerliche Hitze im Allgemeinen, am Arbeitsplatz und Hilfestellung für besonders betroffene Gruppen.
Climate | 28.05.21

600 million euros in developing countries and emerging economies

The necessary recovery after the pandemic will be combined with ambitious climate action and biodiversity conservation. The Federal Environment Ministry investments in international climate projects reach a record high.
Sustainability | 27.05.21

Speech by Svenja Schulze at the Global Solutions Summit

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze gave a speech on the subject of Protecting Climate and Biodiversity at the Global Solutions Summit.
International | 27.05.21

Germany and Argentina strengthen climate cooperation

Argentina joins the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group and commits to long-term emissions reductions. In future, Argentina will make long-term savings of around 200,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents each year.
Climate | 21.05.21

G7 ministers want to stop financing coal based power

After two days of consultations, the Environment and Climate Ministers have agreed on ambitious joint goals and measures.
Climate | 12.05.21

Revised Climate Change Act: Climate neutrality by 2045

Germany becomes climate neutral by 2045 and describes the path with binding targets for the 20s and 30s. This is the core of the revision of the Climate Change Act.
Petersberg Climate Dialogue Digital | 07.05.21

Ministers want to make the UN Climate Change Conference a success

The 12th Petersberg Climate Dialogue ended today. Around 40 ministers from all over the world participated in the PCD on 6 and 7 May.
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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