Statement by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on today’s publication of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
We only have this one world, and the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes it brutally clear that we as the international community are sawing off the branch we are sitting on. 1.5 degrees are as much as the planet can stand. But the report does give grounds for hope. It is still possible to keep the 1.5 degree target within reach if we halve global emissions in the next seven years. Humanity has the requisite knowledge, the appropriate technologies and also the necessary finance. That is why I and the German Government are committed to an ambitious global climate policy. Because the decisions we take today will shape the world for millennia.