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Alumni Green Talents awardees in Germany

Green Talents Award 2017

Apr 19, 2017 | DLR
German and South African environmental ministers at the signing of the CSP

Germany and South Africa sign CSP

Nov 22, 2016 | German Embassy Pretoria

Petersberg Climate Dialogue

May 24, 2017 |
Chancellor Merkel stressed the significance of climate change

"We share a common fate," declared German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the second of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. Representatives of 35 states were in Berlin from May 22 - 23 to discuss how the Paris Agreement on climate change can be effectively implemented.

South Africa and Germany to cooperate more closely on urban development

Feb 17, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
State Secretary Adler and Mr. Möring, Member of German Parliament, visited Maboneng

State Secretary Adler and Karsten Möring/Member of German Parliament visited Cape Town and Johannesburg for political talks. Germany and South Africa have been working together on the topic of integrated urban development since 2013. Last week Gunther Adler, State Secretary for Building, along with his delegation, visited South Africa to expand the cooperation between the two countries.

South Africa and Germany host fuel cell bus workshop

Feb 16, 2017 | dti
A fuel-cell hybrid electric bus in Stuttgart

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the German Government, will host a fuel bus workshop at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) in Bellville, Cape Town from 20 – 21 February 2017. The workshop will be held under the theme Fuel Cell Bus – Unleashing Industrial Opportunities for South Africa through a Zero Emission Choice and is part of the South African-German Energy Partnership.

Agreement with the World Bank

Dec 2, 2016 |
Shortly before officially taking on the G20 Presidency, the Chancellor met with the World Bank president

During the G20 Presidency, Germany will work closely with the World Bank to tackle the effects of climate change. German Development Minister Gerd Müller and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim have signed an agreement to that effect. Germany contributes 105 million Euro to World Bank climate programmes.

Germany and South Africa sign climate programme

Nov 22, 2016 | German Embassy Pretoria
German and South African environmental ministers at the signing of the CSP

At the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech, German Minister for Environmental Affairs, Barbara Hendricks, and her South African counterpart, Edna Molewa, symbolically signed Phase III of the Climate Support Programme (CSP).

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