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Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

Combating the causes of flight and raising awareness in countries of origin - these are the priorities of German foreign policy. more

Cooperation on energy security and climate protection

The increasing use of fossil fuels accelerates climate change, with grave consequences for many parts of the world.
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Energy

The increasing use of fossil fuels accelerates climate change, with grave consequences for many parts of the world. Renewable energy will play a key role in the future. more

Environmental protection

Protecting the environment means safeguarding livelihoods, preventing conflict and actively building security. more

Health

The consequences of globalization increasingly require foreign policy to address health policy issues. Only international cooperation can effectively contain cross-border health risks and make use of the potential of globalization. more

Sustainable urbanisation

With its guidelines on international cooperation in the interests of sustainable urbanisation, the Federal Government intends to make a tangible contribution to tackling the major challenges of urbanisation, such as in the context of global warming. more

Combating terrorism

International terrorism and cross-border organized crime are both major challenges for the international community.





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International cyber policy

All over the world, digitisation and the resulting growth in connectivity increasingly shape the way we think and act. more

G7 and G20

The Group of Seven (G7) regards itself as a community of shared values. It comprises Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States. The G20 brings together the world’s most important industrialized and developing economies. more

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