Together for a common cause: Germany's contribution to international climate financing

Together for a common cause: Germany's contribution to international climate financing

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. Consequently, the German Government has for many years been one of the biggest donors to developing countries and emerging economies in the fields of climate protection and climate change adaptation. In recent years it has been consistently expanding its commitments in this area.

In 2005, the combined funding for climate financing purposes from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conserva-
tion and Nuclear Safety (BMU) amounted to about EUR 470 million. In only seven years this figure increased more than threefold to EUR 1.66 billion (2012). According to OECD DAC statistics, Germany is the second largest donor worldwide in this field, after Japan.

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