Climate change and development
Nearly all countries of the Global South are faced with the challenge of having to improve living conditions for a large proportion of their people and simultaneously adapt to the consequences of climate change. Moreover, many countries need to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and manage the transition to a climate-friendly economy in a setting of growing energy demand.
The German Development Ministry (BMZ) assists people in developing countries in making headway on climate change mitigation and dealing with the consequences of climate change. This also fosters the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The transition to a climate-friendly, resilient world needs to be combined with social progress so that the related efforts will find the necessary public acceptance. Thus, the fundamental principle for successful climate policies is the insight that development, climate change mitigation and adaption, and biodiversity conservation can only succeed in combination.
As at: 02/10/2022