Recent Press Releases of BMZ


03.10.2019 German government steps up international commitment to support action on climate change

Germany is stepping up its international activities to strengthen climate action. In the supplementary budget for 2020 German Finance Minister Scholz is increasing the funding for climate action programmes of the Development Ministry by 500 million...  >>


23.09.2019 Germany provides 200 million euros in seed funding for World Bank loan programme for forest conservation

At the start of the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday, German Development Minister Gerd Müller launched a global forest conservation programme together with World Bank President David Malpass. The German Development Ministry...  >>


21.09.2019 UN summit week is all about climate and sustainable development

Climate action and sustainable development are at the centre of the 74th UN General Assembly coming up next week. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has invited the international community to the Climate Action Summit and the Sustainable...  >>


09.09.2019 Minister Gerd Müller introduces the "Green Button", a publicly endorsed textile label

Today, German Development Minister Gerd Müller introduced the Green Button, a publicly endorsed textile certification mark. For the launch, 27 companies are already signed up. Another 26 companies are currently going through the process of scrutiny....  >>


29.08.2019 Minister Müller visits Namibia: "It is our task to further strengthen the process of reconciliation"

German Development Minister Gerd Müller today starts his visit to Namibia in the capital, Windhoek. His visit will focus on talks with the government and a meeting with representatives of the Herero and the Nama. Development Minister Müller said,...  >>


26.08.2019 German Development Minister Müller welcomes investment in fighting global diseases

German Development Minister Gerd Müller today welcomed the decision to invest in fighting global diseases: "The German Chancellor has announced that Germany will invest one billion euros in the Global Fund over the next three years. Through this...  >>


24.08.2019 German Development Minister Gerd Müller calls for G7 rainforest protection programmeüller fordert ein Regenwaldschutzprogramm der G7-Staaten

German Development Minister Gerd Müller: "Just sending tweets that the forest is burning does not help anybody. Along with China, the G7 countries are among the world's biggest carbon emitters. At the G7 summit in Elmau in 2015, leaders therefore...  >>


14.08.2019 "More involvement in Africa is in Germany's interest" says Minister Müller on his way to visit Central and East Africa

Development Minister Gerd Müller left today for Central and East Africa. Key topics during his visits to Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya will be investment support, the fight against pandemics as well as climate and...  >>


16.07.2019 UN Sustainability Forum: jointly focusing on climate change and inequalities

In today's ministerial segment of the UN Sustainability Forum in New York, Germany called for a stronger focus on social inequalities and climate change. Dr Maria Flachsbarth: "By means of instruments such as climate risk insurance schemes or social...  >>


11.07.2019 "Global population growth one of the biggest challenges of our times" says Minister Müller on World Population Day

Minister Müller said, "Global population growth is one of the biggest challenges of our times. Today, 380,000 babies will be born. The earth's population is growing by 80 million people each year; that is as many people as the entire population of...  >>