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The Earth’s climate system is highly complex, even small changes impact on the entire system. Current Climate change cannot be reversed. Nevertheless, it is still possible to slow down climate change and limit its impacts on humans and the environment. This is a task for the entire international community.

"I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked."

Svenja Schulze Federal Environment Minister <b><i>&quot;I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked.&quot;</i></b>

Latest on Climate

National Climate Initiative | 05.10.18

Cooperation supported through EUKI

Five German municipalities have now officially sealed their climate protection partnerships with five municipalities from Poland, Romania and Greece and started their cooperation.
International Environmental Policy | 18.09.18

Meeting of the G7 environment ministers

Svenja Schulze is participating in the G7 environment minister meeting on 19 and 20 September in Halifax, Canada. The focus is on climate action, marine litter and efficient resource use.
International Environmental Policy | 10.09.18

Climate negotiations in Bangkok prepare COP 24

During additional negotiations at working level, climate diplomats from almost 200 countries made preparations for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice (COP 24) at the end of this year.
Climate | 06.09.18

France and Germany launch Klima AG

The French and German environment state secretaries, Brune Poirson and Jochen Flasbarth, kicked off a high-level interministerial working group on climate change in Paris today, the “Meseberg Climate Working Group”.
Climate | 19.06.18

Key role of environmental protection and climate action

At the German-French ministerial meeting at Schloss Meseberg, Svenja Schulze and Nicolas Hulot, reaffirmed close cooperation between the two countries on environmental and climate topics.
International Environmental Policy | 15.06.18

Petersberg Climate Dialogue focuses on climate action

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and designated President of the next UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Polish State Secretary Michal Kurtya, invited approximately 35 ministers from all corners of the world.
Climate | 13.06.18

Cabinet adopts 3rd Climate Action Report

The German cabinet adopted the Climate Action Report 2017 on 13 June. According to the report, Germany is currently heading for a CO2 reduction of approximately 32 per cent by 2020 as compared to 1990.