Federal Development Minister Svenja Schulze is sworn in by Parlament President Bärbel Bas in front of the German parliament.

Handover of office Svenja Schulze is the new Minister for Develop­ment Internal link

Niels Annen and Bärbel Kofler are the new Parlia­mentary State Secretaries to the Minister, Jochen Flasbarth is the new State Secretary.

View of Planet Earth

Climate change and development Internal link

The BMZ supports developing countries in reducing greenhouse gases and adapting to the consequences of climate change. In this way, the ministry contributes to advancing the implementation of international climate and development goals.

Black lechwe in Bangweulu Wetlands National Park, Zambia

Launch event Launch of the Legacy Landscapes Fund Internal link

This natural heritage fund brings together public and private donors to secure permanent core funding for 30 protected areas with exceptional biodiversity. 

Impfung gegen Covid-19

COVID-19 Global immunisation campaign offers a way out of the crisis Internal link

The scientific community expects that humankind will have to live with this new kind of coronavirus and the illness COVID-19 for some time to come. The international community therefore needs to develop strategies to cope with this new threat. 

Solar power plant in a desert

Topic "Green" hydrogen as a building block of the energy transition Internal link

The BMZ promotes the production of hydrogen using renewable energies in developing countries

SEEG deployment Benin, 2017: Chikungunya reagents - state-of-the-art detection methods introduced

Web portal Healthy DEvelopments External link

The web portal Healthy DEvelopments showcases Germany's commitment to health and social protection in partner countries world-wide.

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Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Germany has a special responsibility when it comes to global cooperation – both by building bridges and by providing support. As Development Minister, my focus is on conserving the world's vital natural resources and on creating the right conditions for de­vel­op­ment progress, solidarity and justice. Our objective must be to ensure that everyone in the world is able to enjoy a good life.
Svenja Schulze Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Logo of Germany's G7 Presidency 2022

Group of 7 Germany’s G7 Presidency in 2022 Internal link

On 1 January 2022, Germany assumed the presidency of the Group of 7 (G7). This is an opportunity to expand the traditionally strong role played by development policy concerns in the G7 circle.

Refugee camp in Nigeria

Displaced people Internal link

Development cooperation cannot eliminate the causes of displacement and irregular migration overnight. In the long term, however, it is an important and effective instrument for permanently improving the living conditions of people in their home countries and thus creating prospects for them to stay.

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. In this way, the ministry contributes to advancing the implementation of international climate and development goals.

Solar system Solar Jama in the Atacama Desert in Chile

"Green" hydrogen Internal link

Global energy consumption is set to grow by 50 per cent by 2050; in developing countries and emerging economies it will increase by as much as 70 per cent. This means that green hydrogen is absolutely essential to a successful energy transition and to achieving international climate goals. It can be used, among other things, to produce climate-neutral fuels. They are called Power-to-X products (PtX). Green hydrogen can also be used to store energy. That makes green hydrogen a key commodity in a successful energy transition.

Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Leadership of the ministry 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