In December 1959, the signatory States to the Antarctic Treaty agreed on a milestone in the multilateral world order: in the interest of all mankind, the “seventh continent” was forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and scientific investigation.
On 20 September, just a few days before the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, the climate cabinet met to agree the main points of the 2030 climate protection programme. The package of measures is designed to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.
German Government adopts its Arctic policy guidelines and is campaigning internationally for a peaceful and responsible use of the Arctic.
The oceans cover around 70 percent of the earth’s surface. They play a crucial role in regulating the global climate and safeguarding the food and income security of the world’s population.
Germany has committed itself to a peaceful and environmentally friendly approach to the cold continent in the Prague Declaration.