Development Minister Svenja Schulze and Brazil’s Environment Minister Marina Silva

30 January 2023 200 million euros for emergency programme with Brazil Internal link

Development Minister Svenja Schulze launches new projects on forest conservation and reforestation

Panel discussion with (from left): Liz Shoo, moderator, Ahunna Eziakonwa, Regional Director for Africa at UNDP, Svenja Schulze, German Development Minister and Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi, Vice President at the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET)

Launch Shaping the future with Africa
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The new BMZ Africa Strategy outlines our priorities in cooperating with Africa in times of change: a just transition, decent work and gender equality

German Development Minister Svenja Schulze and Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction, Oleksandr Kubrakov, at the port of Chornomorsk, where Ukrainian grain is loaded through the World Food Programme (WFP) to combat hunger crises in developing countries.

Development Minister Schulze in Odessa Internal link

Germany is standing with Ukraine in its reconstruction

Mari Pangestu, Managing Director Development Policy and Partnerships of the World Bank, Federal Minister Svenja Schulze and Gilbert Houngbo, Director-General of the ILO, at the press conference on 29 November 2022 in Berlin on deepening cooperation between BMZ, ILO and the World Bank in the field of social protection.

29 November 2022 Germany, World Bank and ILO agree to increase cooperation Internal link

Providing greater support to developing and emerging countries in establishing social security systems and creating good jobs

Plenary Session of the World Climate Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 20 November 2022

20 November 2022 Team Germany on the conclusion of COP27 Internal link

The 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) ended today in Sharm el-Sheikh. As Team Germany, the Federal Government has worked both in the negotiations and through concrete initiatives and partnerships for greater ambition in containing the climate crisis and for more solidarity with the countries impacted most by it.

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Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Putin's war against Ukraine is causing immeasurable suffering, millions of people are fleeing. We are helping to alleviate acute suffering and at the same time create prospects for the people in and from Ukraine. The war in the breadbasket of the world also has a dramatic impact on global nutrition. We will now do everything we can to prevent further famines.
Svenja Schulze Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Water scarcity and drought are among the serious consequences of climate change.

Climate change and development Internal link

The BMZ supports developing countries in reducing greenhouse gases and adapting to the consequences of climate change, thus contributing to advancing the implementation of international climate and development goals.

Symbolic image: outlines of people, overcoming gender boundaries

Feminist development policy Internal link

The BMZ is comprehensively committed to the equal participation by all people in social, political and economic life – regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, skin colour, disability or other traits.

Logo: Global Shield against Climate Risks

GERMANY’S G7 PROPOSAL Global Shield against Climate Risk Internal link

Due to climate change, extreme weather events like heavy flooding or droughts are becoming increasingly more frequent. Poor and vulnerable people and countries need to get better protection against these climate-related risks. They are calling on the industrialised countries for support. The G7 countries have therefore agreed to set up a Global Shield against Climate Risks.

Leadership of the ministry

Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Svenja Schulze Internal link

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Niels Annen, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Niels Annen Internal link

Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Bärbel Kofler, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Dr Bärbel Kofler Internal link

Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Jochen Flasbarth Internal link

State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development