Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and to other International Organizations in Vienna
Welcome to the Permanent Mission! This homepage offers information about our work and the international organizations in Vienna:
On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Bärbel Kofler, issued the following statement today (19 August 2016):
World Humanitarian Day on 19 August
New York, 26 July 2016: In his capacity as Chairperson of the twenty-fifth session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), Ambassador Friedrich Däuble participated in th...
ECOSOC New York
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016 – A Global Dialogue on the Energiewende
«Towards a global Energiewende» - the motto of the “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016“ makes it very clear about where we are going in terms of energy supplies. The second international energy transition conference at the German Foreign Office in March saw politicians and businesspeople coming together to exchange experiences, develop new strategies and above all, take the Paris climate protection agreement seriously.
The German Government will host the international Energy Transition Dialogue at the Federal Foreign Office from 17 to 18 March. The event is aimed at government and business decision-makers, scientists, interest groups and civil society.
Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016 on 17-18 March
Germany’s Energiewende – Good for the Environment AND Business?
We want to help shape the future – especially when it comes to climate protection. Energy production and consumption are putting an ever-increasing burden on the global climate, and urgent action is necessary. Germany’s Energiewende - the energy transition - is a radical new departure. But it’s not just about climate protection, saving energy and providing energy security. Germany also stands to gain economically.
The Energiewende – A Mobility Rethink for the Automobile Nation
Innovative, ambitious, daring even? The Energiewende, Germany’s energy transition, is all about slowing climate change and its consequences. At the same time, this key national priority is driving change in German business and science.
Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.
Parameters for energy and climate policy
The UN in Bonn
Since 1994 when the law dividing up ministries and institutions between Bonn and Berlin was passed, it hasn't been a one-way street to Berlin. Bonn has reinvented itself as the United Nations' base in Germany.
The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.
German News Service
Germany’s Energy Revolution and its European Neighbours
Germany’s energy revolution is going ahead
Climate Change and Security
Climate change is going to means changes to our environment.