Petersberg Climate Dialogue - Germany increases funding for climate action
Germany is to provide more support for the poorest countries of the world, to help them cope with the consequences of climate change, announced Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin.
The German Embassy will be closed on Thursday, 28 May 2015.
Die Botschaft ist am Donnerstag, den 28. Mai 2015 geschlossen.
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees estimates that more than 400,000 applications for asylum will be made by the end of the year – twice as many as last year. This was confirmed by Federal Minister of the Interior de Maizière in Berlin. The increase is also the topic of the refugee summit on Friday in the Chancellery.
Foreign Minister Steinmeier has increased the aid for the earthquake victims in Nepal by 1 million Euros. This brings the total immediate aid from the Federal Foreign Office alone to 3.5 million Euros. Teams from the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) are providing people in the capital, Kathmandu, with drinking water.
Tara Na Sa Germany: An Online Guide for Filipinos Migrating to Germany is a website that intends to support Filipinos who prepare for a life in Germany. The website features content specifically designed for Filipinos and includes a video series, fun quizzes and Filipino success stories in Germany. The website is available not only in English and German, but also in Filipino languages, including Tagalog and Cebuano.
Tara Na Sa Germany
Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.
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The Philippines become a focal partner of Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) in Southeast Asia with a portfolio including 10 bilateral projects summing up to more than 41 million Euros ( 2 billion Php) funding volume (including upcoming projects in 2015/2016) as well as 28 regional and global projects with a component in the Philippines.
Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)
Germany Trade and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.
The recruitment of qualified Philippine nurses is alleviating the nursing shortage in Germany and reducing unemployment in the nurses’ country of origin. The migrants’ remittances and the transfer of know-how contribute to development in the Philippines.