Climate and Energy


The Energiewende moves forward: the German Government sets out the parameters for energy and climate policy over the next few years

Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.


Information booklet on climate change impacts

The debate on the impact of climate change on global security and stability is in full swing. Germany initiated a discussion in the UN Security Council in 2011 and recently the Foreign Ministers of the EU States discussed the topic and published their conclusions. The German Federal Foreign Office is taking part in this intensive dialogue, with the support of our most important external partner, the institute for environmental policy adelphi in Berlin. Together with adelphi the German Federal Foreign Office has recently published its most recent information booklet on climate change impacts. The German Embassy Addis Ababa is providing a softcopy for download for stakeholders and the interested public in Ethiopia

Climate change and art

The German Embassy supports public dialogue on climate change through art projects...

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Bonn will become the host city for the IPBES Secretariat

The secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will be located in Bonn. Representatives from almost 100 countries made the decision late on 19 April in Panama City during the second IPBES plenary session.

Minister of State Pieper opening a conference on climate change

Germany’s contribution to international climate diplomacy

As the 21st century progresses the consequences of global climate change will have a major impact on people all around the world. The German government is keen to take international climate diplomacy forward.

Climate and Energy

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