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Climate action The German government wants to establish an international climate club
In the federal cabinet today, Germany’s Finance Minister Olaf Scholz presented a joint key-issues paper for an international climate club. The goal is to give the implementation of the Paris Agreement additional impetus at the international level. At the heart of this initiative is the cooperation between countries that want to press ahead with the social and economic transformation needed to …
Climate action European Sustainable Finance Summit
As the European Sustainable Finance Summit gets underway, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze are calling on European companies to invest more in sustainable economic activities. The first survey, published today, on applying the EU taxonomy shows that just 2% of companies’ activities by revenue meet the taxonomy’s level of ambition for climate action and …
Coronavirus Customised support for new businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis
Support for start-ups will be further strengthened as part of government measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Climate action Sound financing for effective and socially equitable climate action
Today the federal cabinet has approved the draft supplementary federal budget for 2020 and the draft budget for the Energy and Climate Fund for 2020. Today’s decision has created the budgetary conditions for rapid implementation of the Climate Action Programme agreed by the German government on 25 September 2019.
Climate action German Sustainable Finance Strategy
Today the federal cabinet adopted the first German Sustainable Finance Strategy. The goal of the strategy is to mobilise investments that are urgently needed for climate action and sustainability while also addressing the climate risks that are increasingly relevant to the financial system. Germany’s Sustainable Finance Strategy is setting a new course in the financial system based on the core …
Coronavirus Large-scale federal assistance to protect businesses and jobs
German government activates the Economic Stabilisation Fund
Climate action Sustainable Finance Committee takes up work
The German government created a Sustainable Finance Committee on 6 June 2019. The Committee’s purpose is to advise the German government as it drafts and implements a sustainable finance strategy, as well as to pool existing expertise and foster dialogue between the relevant players.
Climate action German cabinet adopts legislation on phasing out coal
The German cabinet today adopted the Act on the Reduction and Termination of Coal-Fired Electricity Generation and Amending Further Acts (Gesetz zur Reduzierung und zur Beendigung der Kohleverstromung und zur Änderung weiterer Gesetze).
Climate action Germany to issue Green German Federal Securities from 2020
The Federal Republic of Germany is publishing its first framework for Green German Federal Securities today. The aim of these securities is to make Germany’s “green” budget spending transparent while also strengthening the country’s position in the area of sustainable finance. As a benchmark issuer for the euro area, the German federal government will offer different maturities, establish a …
Coronavirus German government announces €50 billion in emergency aid for small businesses
Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Economic Affairs Minister Peter Altmaier today unveiled a comprehensive package of additional measures, including up to €50 billion for small businesses, self-employed individuals, and members of the liberal professions.