Germany, G7 launch ‘Global Shield’ climate finance at COP27
15 November 2022 | 10:24 am
The initiative aims to get cash quickly to communities in low-income countries struck by climate disaster. But critics call it a "distraction" from a real loss and damage fund.
German ministers have indicated that people fleeing Russia could apply for asylum in Germany after President Vladimir Putin ordered what he called a "partial military mobilization."
Shortly before German Chancellor Scholz visits China, his cabinet has agreed on a controversial deal to allow a Chinese company to buy a stake in a Hamburg port terminal. DW's Thomas Sparrow has the details.
Federal leaders have approved the implementation of a €49 travel ticket and price brakes on gas and electricity, to help ease the burden on consumers.
The German government has backed a draft law to charge companies over the sale of single-use plastic products. The plan still needs approval from lawmakers.
The German chancellor's trip to China has an economic emphasis but Scholz vowed not to shy away from difficult issues. There are concerns at home in Germany and abroad about the visit.
This weekend, the United Nation's climate change conference COP27 kicks off in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Losses from climate-related disasters are on the rise, and the question of who will foot the bill is likely to dominate discussions. Developing nations, bearing the brunt of the crisis, won't shy away from demanding that richer countries pay up. In this special edition of Down to Earth, we take a closer look at the growing rift between the North and global South.
Foreign ministers from the world's major industrialized democracies reiterated their countries' support for Ukraine. They said they would continue providing Kyiv with military and humanitarian support.
Thirteen years ago, the UN's climate conference saw developed countries commit $100 billion per year by 2020. That figure has not been met and it is South Asia that has paid the price, say climate activists.
Ukraine says it needs much more military support to win the war. As Europe’s biggest economy, much demand has fallen on Germany. But critics — including the Ukrainian government — say it has not delivered.
As world powers prepare to begin crucial climate talks at the COP27 summit in Egypt, we speak to Chiara Martinelli, director of the Climate Action Network Europe, which describes itself as Europe's leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change.
The world climate conference, COP-27, has kicked off in Egypt in a year of global crises. Weather disasters, food shortages, and the war in Ukraine underscore the urgency facing the delegates from nearly 200 countries.
The UN's annual climate change conference grows more urgent every year. With just over 1.1°C of warming above pre-industrial levels, the world is already seeing devastating consequences. As COP27 opens in Egypt, we discuss the stakes at this year's summit with Inger Andersen, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme.
37 mins ago
Reports on current world affairs. The people behind the news, the feelings along with the facts. The week’s key stories – that’s what World Stories is all about.
48 mins ago
One important ingredient used in cosmetics is palm oil. But the production of palm oil is harmful to the environment. What are the ecological disadvantages of palm oil - and how can it be produced more sustainably?
48 mins ago
A new round of peace talks between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government and representatives of major rebel groups ended in the Kenyan capital city Nairobi on Tuesday with participants agreeing on a raft of issues including the unconditional release of prisoners.
48 mins ago
A three-day general strike is taking place in Iran this week. It's a show of defiance, as the anti-regime protest movement approaches its three-month mark with no sign of abating. On Monday, the strike was observed in dozens of Iranian cities, from the capital Tehran to Isfahan, Tabriz and the Kurdish regions.
2 hours ago
In 2022, German users primarily searched Google for news and background information on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But there was also great interest in major sporting events, Queen Elizabeth II's death, and COVID.