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.

Participants of the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

18 November 2022 International climate conference in Egypt brings tangible implementation advances in the fight against climate change Internal link

The negotiations at the international climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh are entering their final phase today. It is already clear that it has been possible, beyond the negotiations themselves, to agree on substantial tangible advances that will mitigate global emissions and the impacts of the climate crisis.

Torrential rainfall in India

14 November 2022 V20 and G7 jointly launch Global Shield against Climate Risks at COP27 Internal link

Initial contributions for the the Global Shield against Climate Risks include around 170 million euros from Germany and more than 40 million euros from other countries.

Weltklimakonferenz (COP27) im ägyptischen Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

13 November 2022 Development Minister Schulze travels to COP27 in Egypt Internal link

The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development is in charge of climate-related loss and damage and adaptation to climate change in developing countries and is also responsible for a large part of Germany’s climate finance.

Participants at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

World climate conference The BMZ at COP27 Internal link

German Development Minister Schulze is travelling to COP27 in Egypt. She will be lobbying together with developing countries to advance concrete solutions for climate protection, adaptation to climate change and dealing with climate-related loss and damage.

Kanuku Mountains protected area, Guyana

COP27 | 7 November 2022 Germany to double commitment for global forest conservation Internal link

Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced today as the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh begins that Germany will be doubling its contribution to forest conservation from one to two billion euros in the period up to 2025.

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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.

A woman shows the result after pounding millet on a smallholder farm in Ishiara, Kenya.

Food security Eradicating hunger – ensuring food security Internal link

The right to food is a human right. All states and governments have a duty to make this right, enshrined in international law, a reality for their citizens. “Living without hunger – transforming agricultural and food systems” is the core theme of Germany's commitment and it places food security at the centre of international cooperation.

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