At COP26 in Glasgow, the German government signed the Statement on International Public Support for the Clean Energy Transition, calling on signatories to end the financing of unabated fossil fuels abroad through public funds by the end of 2022. At the same time, green investments should be significantly scaled up in order to drive forward the energy transition, especially in emerging and developing countries.

The briefing paper “COP26 Statement on International Support for the Clean Energy Transition: Implications for German foreign economic policy” has been authored by Johannes SchroetenMaria Pastukhovaand Lisa Fischer of E3G. This briefing considers the implications for German foreign policy, and lays out policy recommendations and next steps for the German government to set in motion their support for the clean energy transition.

Download the briefing here