Advancing the global energy transition for climate protection
Title: Support of transformative strategies for the global energy transition for climate action
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
Overall term: 2016 to 2023
The Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development provide the global framework for climate action and climate-friendly energy supply. The Glasgow Climate Pact, adopted in November 2021, also calls for a faster, sustainable transformation of energy systems. To achieve this, renewables-based energy supply, reduction of energy use and energy efficiency, combined with the phasing-out of fossil fuels and the removal of climate-damaging subsidies, are crucial – taking into account the principle of a “just transition”. Continually rising CO2 emissions illustrate the acute need for action to translate international agreements into national processes as rapidly as possible.
Partnerships and multilateral initiatives at the juncture of energy and climate close existing gaps in climate ambitions and implementation.
The project advises the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) on multilateral affairs at the juncture between energy and climate policy.
It supports the BMWK in shaping long-term energy and climate strategies and in engaging in multilateral processes, such as the UN Climate Conferences, G7 and G20 proceedings and many other forums.
To this end, being actively involved in various international initiatives allows the project to steer international energy and climate policy through agenda-setting and coalition-building.
It advises on improving market development for renewable energies and mobilising the private sector for the energy transition. For this purpose, knowledge products are being developed that describe the necessity of the transition, implementation measures and progress.
Last update: June 2022