Germany, Multilateralism and the Climate Crisis

How cooperation can strengthen climate policy


Bausch, Camilla 2020: Deutschland, der Multilateralismus und die Klimakrise: Wie Kooperationen die Klimapolitik stärken können. 8 December 2020. Online:

In the wake of Joe Biden's election as 46th President of the United States, Dr. Camilla Bausch contributed a blog post for the Global Public Policy Institute's Peace Lab on how multilateralism could help address the climate crisis. This is a timely contribution as it is complimentary to the current work on the German government's new White Paper on multilateralism. In her blog post, Dr. Bausch addresses a broad range of climate diplomacy topics, taking into account the role of Germany as well as the European Green Deal, the Paris Climate Agreement, the UN Agenda 2030, the dynamics within the G20 and the role of science.

You can read the German version of the blog on the GPPi Website and the English translation "Germany, multilateralism and the climate crisis. How cooperation can strengthen climate policy" [pdf, 400 kB, English] here.

The next five to ten years are crucial for climate protection. This timeline must be decisive for multilateral efforts.

Dr. Bausch thanks the following for the fruitful exchange: R. Andreas Kraemer, Heino von Meyer, Arne Lietz, Willem van Rijn, Christiane Gerstetter, Arne Riedel, Thomas & Anna Bausch

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climate crisis, Joe Biden, multilateralism, European Green Deal, Paris Climate Agreement, UN Agenda 2030, Sustainable Development Goals, WTO, G20, G7, partnerships, Green Recovery, World Economic Forum, Munich Security Conference, big emitters, resilience, partnerships, Power Past Coal Alliance, NDC partnership, IKI, science diplomacy, International Climate Initiative, CO2
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