German development minister plans to spend an additional €500 million on international climate protection measures, particularly in Africa

Development Minister Gerd Müller called for Germany to invest an additional €500 million (US$564 million) into international climate protection in 2020 and urged Chancellor Merkel to pledge these funds during the UN climate change summit on September 23, 2019.

The additional funding is expected to be allocated either from the national climate fund or from the German federal budget. Müller plans to use these funds for financing innovation and investment campaigns for climate protection measures in Africa, for launching programs for ‘climate-proof agriculture’, and for strengthening international research in agriculture.

Press release – Federal ministry for economic cooperation and development (BMZ) (in German)

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