This month was all about the climate: last week, Germany partook in the UN Water Conference in New York, where Minister of the Environment Steffi Lemke advocated for a Water Action Agenda. A few days prior, Germany’s cabinet agreed on a national water strategy to help cope with dry seasons and heatwaves caused by climate change. The process involves setting up and protecting water reservoirs in forests, floodplains, towns and villages while also developing guidelines to regulate water distribution.
And today, German leaders are partaking in the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue along with leaders from over 90 countries. Foreign Minister Baerbock opened the 9th annual conference, stating that the “global energy transition has to pick up the pace in the interest of the climate and of prosperity.” The conference aims to find ways to accelerate the shift toward green energy and away from fossil fuels.
In other news, Germany has successfully delivered 18 Leopard 2A6 tanks to Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on Monday. “As promised, our tanks arrived on time in the hands of our Ukrainian friends,” Defense Minister Boris Pistorius added. “I am sure that they will be able to make a decisive contribution at the front.”
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