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14 Jul 2017

France and Germany to make climate protection “a priority” of bilateral action

Franco-German Council of Ministers

The governments of France and Germany have vowed to make cross-sectoral climate protection covering all areas “a priority” of their bilateral activities. In a joint statement by the Franco-German council of ministers, the countries’ leaderships said they were going to work on joint initiatives for global climate protection, demonstrate the benefits of climate-friendly development and work towards an “ambitious” implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement. Together with the multilateral forums G20 and UNFCCC, both countries also vowed to assist more vulnerable nations in addressing climate-related challenges. French President Emmanuel Macron said he was going to visit the UN’s COP23 under Fiji presidency and held in the former German capital Bonn this November to support initiatives that advance the agreement before holding a conference in December in Paris that will focus on funding of climate protection activities.

Read the statement in German here.

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