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The second international energy transition conference at the German Foreign Office in March saw politicians and businesspeople coming together to exchange experiences, develop new strategies and above all, take the Paris climate protection agreement seriously.

The publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report has drawn renewed attention to the threat of global warming, writes David Tresilian

Human interference with the climate system is occurring, and climate change poses risks for human and natural systems.

Both domestically and in the context of international negotiations, Germany has long been committed to sustained and ambitious reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and supports the adaptation activities needed to cope with the changes already occurring in the climate.

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TURN DOWN THE HEAT: WHY A 4 DEGREE WARMER WORLD MUST BE AVOIDED

The World Bank has published its new report on Climate Change by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics.