Living together in the spirit of climate justice
Heat waves, storms or extreme rainfall, rising sea levels and shifting seasons: the impacts of global climate change can be seen everywhere. To be able to counter these effectively, forces must be united across the world.
Thinking on a large scale and taking swift global action to keep climate change in check as much as possible – this is the goal that experts believe we need to work towards. In the interest of climate justice, it is our responsibility to support the countries that are particularly affected by the impacts of climate change. A third of our work in the public-benefit business area is directly climate-related. In concert with our national and international commissioning parties and partners, we are helping to shape the global transformation to a climate-friendly world that is adapted to the consequences of climate change.
In this endeavour we are directing our efforts towards implementing the global accords: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement with its nationally determined contributions, or NDCs for short. GIZ helps countries convert their climate targets into concrete plans and put the plans into practice. In 2018, we also intensified our cooperation with the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC). GIZ is the first organisation outside the UN system with which the Climate Change Secretariat has signed a declaration of intent along these lines.
If global efforts in the fight against climate change are ultimately to be successful, climate-damaging emissions must be drastically reduced – for instance in the energy sector. With this in mind, we work with those countries where we have a presence on the ground to develop solutions for the use of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.
OUR CLIMATE AND ENERGY PROJECTS HAVE A GLOBAL REACH
TOGETHER WITH OUR COMMISSIONING PARTIES AND PARTNERS, WE ACHIEVED THE FOLLOWING RESULTS AROUND THE WORLD:*
* All data collected in 2018.