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Wind turbines in front of the power plant in Jänschwalde.

Petersberg Climate Dialogue Rules for global climate protection

"Global problems can only be solved together," said the Federal Chancellor at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. In Berlin, representatives from 35 countries prepared for the next climate conference in Poland. The goal is to agree on a binding set of rules for implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change. more

Helen Clark, Marlehn Thieme and Angela Merkel (left to right)

German Council for Sustainable Development A example to follow regarding sustainability

Sustainability has established itself in the political arena, the private sector and society as a whole, said Chancellor Angela Merkel at the annual conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development. more

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