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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

Climate | 03.12.18

Germany to double pledge for Green Climate Fund

The German Federal Republic has committed a new funding of 1.5 billion euros for the Green Climate Fund. The Fund is already supporting 93 projects. Germany is the first country to announce a specific amount for the replenishment.
Europe and the Environment | 28.11.18

4th National Forum for remote sensing and Copernicus

Copernicus is an independent European infrastructure for providing global observation data for environmental and security challenges.
International Environmental Policy | 08.11.18

From Knowledge to Action

Three weeks from now, the next UN Climate Change Conference will take place in Katowice, Poland. On 8 November, policy-makers and scientific experts will hold a briefing on the two weeks of climate negotiations.
Sustainable Development | 05.11.18

Call for greater ambition regarding the 2030 Agenda

Three years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, progress is being made. This progress, however, is not fast enough. Countries all over the globe will have to significantly raise their level.
International Environmental Policy | 24.10.18

Ministerial meeting to prepare COP24

Ministers and heads of delegation from 37 countries met in Krakow from 22 to 24 October 2018 on the invitation of the Polish government to discuss the possible outcomes for the next Climate Change Conference (COP24).
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 COP24

During additional negotiations at working level, climate diplomats from almost 200 countries made preparations for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice (COP24) at the end of this year.