Climate action Green federal securities
Climate action is a priority. To boost sustainability in financial markets too, the German government is issuing Green German Federal Securities. This will inject momentum into the sustainable bond market as a whole.
Climate action Climate action publications
All the Finance Ministry’s publications relating to climate action, including a link to the German government’s Sustainable Development Strategy.
Under the auspices of the OECD, 137 countries (as of 28 December 2021) have reached an agreement on a fair allocation of taxing rights and a global minimum effective tax at a uniform tax rate of 15%. This is a genuine revolution in international tax law. The basic approach was approved by the finance ministers of the 20 leading advanced and emerging economies – the G20 – at their meeting in …
Climate action Climate action for everyone
We make climate action possible. That’s especially important today, more than ever. To ensure that the shift to a climate-friendly future is affordable for everyone, the German government is granting people relief in other areas.
taxation 8th International Tax Symposium
“Future of International Taxation – International Corporate Tax Reform: the Two-Pillar-Solution”
The German Federal Ministry of Finance cordially invites you to
Climate action Immediate climate action programme for 2022
Germany adopted major new climate legislation in June 2021 that sets higher national emissions reduction targets for 2030 (at least 65%) and 2040 (at least 88%), with the goal of achieving net greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045. In addition, a new €8bn “immediate climate action programme” for 2022 will finance further measures to achieve the new climate targets.
Climate action German Sustainable Finance Strategy
The federal cabinet adopted the first German Sustainable Finance Strategy on 5 May 2021. 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.
In March 2021, the federal cabinet initiated a range of measures to increase tax fairness. The aim is to eliminate tax havens and combat aggressive tax planning more effectively with the help of targeted instruments. In addition, updates to modernise corporation tax legislation will make family businesses more competitive.
Financial markets Sustainable finance
The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change highlight how important the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to economic growth and financial market stability. SDG 3 aims to ensure healthy lives for all, while SDG 13 focuses on climate action.
Climate action Phasing out coal to fulfil climate targets
On 29 January 2020, the German cabinet adopted draft legislation on the phasing out of coal in Germany. The bill sets out a detailed roadmap for shutting down coal-fired power stations, which are harmful to the climate. The Federation has allocated €40bn for the structural transformation. The funds will help the affected regions to build new capacity and create new jobs.