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Climate change and Germany - Adaptation necessary

Climate change has already posed tangible risks, damages and consequences that stand to become more pronounced in future.  ”We must develop intelligent adaptation measures and implement them in order to avoid future harm occurring to the national economy”, said Minister of Environment Sigmar Gabriel at a congress ending on 16 April in Berlin.  The Federal Ministry for Environment is charged by the German Federal Government to promote cooperation with the Laender to develop a German strategy of adaptation to climate change.  Efforts are aimed at creating a conceptual framework for action whereby risks to the population, businesses and municipalities are prevented.  A draft proposal and initial set of measures are to be submitted by the end of 2008. read more

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