Logo: COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

30 November – 13 December 2023 The BMZ at the World Climate Conference Internal link

From 30 November, the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change met in Dubai for the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28). The BMZ represented the German Government on many negotiation issues and organised events at the conference together with partners.

Annual Meetings 2023 | Marrakech | World Bank Group | International Monetary Fund

12 October 2023 World Bank reform endorsed Internal link

More investments in climate action and other global development goals

The German and Israeli flags in front of the Federal Chancellery
Development Minister Svenja Schulze speaks at the replenishment conference for the Green Climate Fund in Bonn.

5 October 2023 Green Climate Fund pledging conference in Bonn: Signal of solidarity in climate action
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Donor countries pledge 9.322 billion US dollars for climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries, further pledges for significant funding expected before the UN climate conference starts

German Development Minister Svenja Schulze with Damtien Tchintchibidja, Vice President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

29 September 2023 Regional solutions for West Africa's challenges Internal link

Germany pledges further support for ECOWAS

Symbolic image: Photovoltaic system in Africa

29 September 2023 Germany exceeds climate finance target for developing countries and emerging economies Internal link

6.39 billion euros for climate change mitigation and adaptation in 2022

News

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.

Logo: Strategy for a feminist development policy

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