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Climate protection and climate change adaptation in Brandenburg

Emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) associated with industrialisation since the 19th century have led to global warming of the Earth's atmosphere and drastic climatic changes. This results in threatening effects on ecological and social systems worldwide - including Brandenburg. For this reason, almost all the countries of the world agreed in the Paris Agreement in 2015, to jointly limit the increase in the global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius - or better still to 1.5 degrees Celsius - by 2050 compared to pre-industrial levels.

The state of Brandenburg will play its part in achieving these goals. The governing coalition has agreed to reduce CO2 emissions and all other greenhouse gas emissions to a net zero level by 2050 which is in line with the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015. Climate neutrality in Brandenburg is to be achieved through a climate protection strategy. The Brandenburg Climate Plan is currently being developed and will be implemented from 2022. In parallel, the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection (MLUK) has the task of implementing and further developing effective measures to adapt to the consequences of climate change that have already occurred and are still to be expected.

Climate protection and climate change adaptation in Brandenburg

Emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) associated with industrialisation since the 19th century have led to global warming of the Earth's atmosphere and drastic climatic changes. This results in threatening effects on ecological and social systems worldwide - including Brandenburg. For this reason, almost all the countries of the world agreed in the Paris Agreement in 2015, to jointly limit the increase in the global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius - or better still to 1.5 degrees Celsius - by 2050 compared to pre-industrial levels.

The state of Brandenburg will play its part in achieving these goals. The governing coalition has agreed to reduce CO2 emissions and all other greenhouse gas emissions to a net zero level by 2050 which is in line with the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015. Climate neutrality in Brandenburg is to be achieved through a climate protection strategy. The Brandenburg Climate Plan is currently being developed and will be implemented from 2022. In parallel, the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection (MLUK) has the task of implementing and further developing effective measures to adapt to the consequences of climate change that have already occurred and are still to be expected.

View of a field with a group of trees with a thunderstorm sky
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Climate Change

The climate is changing globally, and the warming of the climate system is increasing. This warming will - for example through an increase in dry periods and extreme events, through changes in precipitation patterns and amounts - have a significant impact on human and natural system. read more in Geman

View of a field with a group of trees with a thunderstorm sky
© Carsten Meyer/Fotolia.com

Climate Change

The climate is changing globally, and the warming of the climate system is increasing. This warming will - for example through an increase in dry periods and extreme events, through changes in precipitation patterns and amounts - have a significant impact on human and natural system. read more in Geman

CO2 in the clouds
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Climate protection

As a result of human activities, the mean global air temperature over the oceans and the mainland has increased measurably in recent decades.
read more in German

CO2 in the clouds
© acinquantadue/Fotolia.com

Climate protection

As a result of human activities, the mean global air temperature over the oceans and the mainland has increased measurably in recent decades.
read more in German