Patronage

The patron of CLIMATE 2010 / KLIMA 2010 is Federal Environment Minister Dr. Norbert Röttgen (Federal Republic of Germany).


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Dr Norbert Röttgen,
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany

Link to the english website of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety: www.bmu.de
Access the thematic area CLIMATE PROTECTION here.

Welcoming words from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety


Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

The International Climate Initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany

The German government’s Climate Initiative, launched in 2008, is a practical example of how to provide financing. Auctioning certified emission reductions to German industry generates new and additional funding that is reinvested in ambitious national and international climate protection projects.

For the Initiative’s international component, up to EUR 120 million is to be deployed in 2009 for additional climate protection measures in newly industrialising and developing countries, as well as in the transition countries. The projects supplement Germany’s existing bilateral development cooperation, which already makes climate protection a priority area with annual funding of approximately EUR 1 billion. The International Climate Initiative supports partner countries in line with their specific needs relating to all aspects of climate change – notably efforts to reduce emissions, improve capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change, and conserve climate-relevant biodiversity.