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One Planet Summit in Paris Call for more climate-friendly investment

The One Planet Summit in Paris is looking at ways of financing climate action. Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks is attending. The meeting is to look at "all worldwide investment that must be made climate-friendly," she explained. more

Wind turbines in a field of oilseed rape in full bloom

G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue Using natural resources more efficiently

"To achieve the climate protection objectives set out in the Paris Agreement we will have to use natural resources more efficiently," Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said at the inaugural meeting of the G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue in Berlin. more

A full conference hall

UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn comes to an end Important progress made

Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks has reported that the Climate Change Conference has made good progress on implementing the Paris Agreement. The conference was also the first demonstrably environmentally friendly UN Climate Change Conference. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the COP 23 Climate Change Conference in Bonn.

Chancellor speaks at COP 23 Climate change will determine our fate

"Our common message is that we want to protect our planet," declared Chancellor Angela Merkel at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn. With Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and French President Emmanuel Macron she called for resolute action. more

Opening ceremony at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn

UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn Working together for the global climate

At the start of the UN Climate Change Conference, Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks has called for greater efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Following the announcement of the USA that it is to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, it is vital that the rest of the world issue a strong signal of unity, she said. more