Climate Adaptation

Climate Adaptation

The global climate crises will have far-reaching consequences for the environment, economy and human health if we do not succeed in counteracting them. What is needed is a preventative policy with measures to adapt to the already unavoidable consequences.

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Steffi Lemke und eine Frau in der Menschenmenge
Press International | 28.07.23

High and lows at the meeting of the G20

For the first time, the G20 devoted special attention to forest conservation. The ministers agreed on better cooperation to protect water and combat global plastic pollution.

Illustration einer Weltkugel mit Fokus auf Europa
Press International | 25.07.23

Steffi Lemke strengthens environmental cooperation with India

The ministers will discuss the climate, biodiversity conservation, marine protection, water supply and circular economy and agree joint goals.

Stadtviertel mit viel sonniger Grünfläche aus Vogelperspektive
Press Climate adaptation | 13.07.23

German government adopts climate adaptation law

The law creates the first strategic framework for precautionary climate adaptation on all administrative levels in Germany.

Press International | 16.04.23

G7 countries set ambitious goals for environmental protection

The meeting of the G7 environment, climate and energy ministers concluded with a communiqué that sends a strong message in the fight against biodiversity loss, plastic pollution and the climate crisis.

Press Mobility | 28.03.23

EU member states pave way for zero-emission cars from 2035

The new regulation of the CO2 fleet limits decided by the EU member states in Brussels is a great step forward for European climate protection.

Press International | 24.03.23

Foundations laid for reversal in global water trends

The World Water Conference in New York was a milestone in international water policy. The central outcome is a global action agenda for water, which includes over 660 voluntary commitments so far.

Wasser fließt in eine Hand
Press International | 22.03.23

World Water Day 2023: For a reversal in global water policy

This year's International World Water Day is about accelerating change. Federal Environment Minister Lemke is attending the conference in New York on behalf of the German government.

Steffi Lemke
Press Water Management | 15.03.23

German government lays foundations for modern water management

The Federal Cabinet has adopted the National Water Strategy. In light of the noticeable impacts of the climate crisis, this strategy will usher in a new era of water transition.

Weiße Flagge mit COP27-Logo im Wind
Press International | 20.11.22

COP27 ends with mixed results following tough negotiations

The 27th World Climate Conference (COP27) ended in Sharm el-Sheikh. The federal government has called for more ambition in containing the climate crisis and for more solidarity with the countries most affected.

Fidschianisches Mädchen geht über überschwemmtes Land in Fidschi
Press Climate adaptation | 17.11.22

Germany increases funding for global adaptation fund by 60 million euro

The Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for the Environment are increasing their contribution to the international Adaptation Fund by 30 million euro each.

Press Climate adaptation | 16.11.22

COP27: ENACT Initiative announced

The ENACT initiative, which will coordinate global efforts to address climate change, land and ecosystem degradation, and biodiversity loss through Nature-based Solutions (NbS), was launched at the COP27.

Illustration einer Weltkugel mit Fokus auf Europa
Press Europe | 11.11.22

EU steps up level of ambition on climate action

During the COP27, the EU agreed on new climate protection targets for forests and soils by 2030.


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