A MESSAGE FROM ANGELA MERKEL

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda– which include healthcare and climate protection – make it clear that there can be no sustainable development at the expense of individual SDGs, but that we must bear all of them in mind at all times.

Like all of the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda, we can only

successfully overcome the challenge of climate protection at the end of the day by taking firm action at the national level and by working together at the international level.

I hope we can show the world that climate protection

and biodiversity are, particularly at this time of worldwide crisis during the pandemic, of paramount importance.

Angela Merkel

Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany