International climate diplomacy
Germany has long played an active and important role in international climate protection. From hosting ministers meetings or preliminary negotiations, participating in pivotal international conferences, to introducing a resolution in the UN Secutrity Council acknowledging the threat climate change poses for global security, Germany is in the forefront of advancing the protection of the earth’s environment and its populations.
A new publication by adelphi and Germany’s Foreign Office illustrates concepts and results of the climate diplomacy initiative. “Climate Diplomacy – New Approaches for Foreign Policy” illustrates the basic idea and results of the efforts made to date to adequately respond to one of the key foreign policy challenges of the 21st century: ongoing climate change.
“Climate Diplomacy – New approaches for foreign policy”
The Climate Change Conference in Durban (COP17/CMP7) paved the way for a legally-binding climate agreement between all countries following long and tough negotiations. From the close of this deal on December 11, 2011, the world turned its eyes to Qatar and COP18 at the end of 2012. Germany, a respected leader in international climate diplomacy, will continue to pursue completion of the Durban package and for limiting climate change to the 2 degree threshold. In 2013 Warsaw welcomes COP19 from November 11 - 22, 2013.
Climate change conferences
The European Union (EU) takes a leading role globally in the fight against climate change. Germany is an active participant in this group. The EU's goal at COP17 is to ensure that an abmitious and legally binding global treaty to keep global warming below 2°C is agreed upon at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban.
EU climate change activities