Climate Protection

Climate Protection

The Earth’s climate system is highly complex, even small changes impact on the entire system. Current Climate change cannot be reversed. Nevertheless, it is still possible to slow down climate change and limit its impacts on humans and the environment. This is a task for the entire international community.

Latest on Climate Protection

Climate | 29.06.22

For a climate-neutral European economy

One of the most comprehensive climate protection packages in the history of the EU was launched in Luxembourg. The basis for this is the "Fit for 55 package" of the EU Commission.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 28.06.22

EU Environment Council votes for deforestation-free supply chains

New rules are intended to prevent timber, coffee, cocoa, palm oil, beef, soy and derivative products from entering the EU internal market in future if their production has caused deforestation.
Marine Water Management | 08.06.22

Healthy oceans for more biodiversity and effective climate action

To commemorate United Nations World Oceans Day, German Environment Minister, Steffi Lemke, is calling for greater protection of the world’s oceans.
International | 03.06.22

Lemke: "We must jointly resolve the planet’s triple crisis"

The countries of the world must increase their efforts in the fight for more environmental, nature and climate protection, urges Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke at the end of the UN Conference Stockholm+50.
International | 01.06.22

Lemke: "Fresh momentum needed for global environmental policy"

The international conference will take place on June 2nd and 3rd, 2022 in Stockholm under the motto "A healthy planet for the prosperity of all - our responsibility, our opportunity".
International | 27.05.22

G7: For more climate action and ambitious environmental policy

The G7 is sending a signal for more climate protection with a view to the 1.5 degree limit and solidarity with the countries most affected by climate change.
International | 25.05.22

Germany and the USA will intensify their policy cooperation

Steffi Lemke, Prof. Dirk Messner and the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Michael Regan have signed a declaration to expand cooperation between their houses.
International | 02.05.22

BMUV supports India on forest conservation and climate action

Germany and India are intensifying their cooperation on forest conservation. This makes an important contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implementing the Paris Climate Agreement.
Europe | 17.03.22

Germany supports phasing out combustion engines by 2035

Germany supports the European Commission’s proposal to limit new registrations of cars and vans to zero-emissions vehicles from 2035 onwards.