After the Climate Change Conference, Foreign Minister Westerwelle called for the momentum coming out of Durban to be used to draw up a comprehensive treaty with clear, globally applied reduction targets by 2015. moreDurban: “An important step forward”
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century and thus also a key foreign-policy task. moreClimate change – a foreign policy challenge
By emitting greenhouse gases, especially CO2, into the atmosphere, human beings have disturbed the earth’s natural radiative balance. This anthropogenic factor has played a part in warming the earth’s surface. moreCombating climate change internationally
Incipient climate change not only threatens the environment and thus the foundations of our livelihoods, but could also amplify regional and international tensions. German foreign policy must thus take account of climate change in creating strategies to preserve peace and working to prevent conflicts.
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