On 26 June 2023, the Federal Ministry of Health presented a new project: the National Heat Protection Plan based on the French model is to be drawn up in an interministerial working group. The aim is to create nationwide possibilities for action, which place particular emphasis on the protection of vulnerable groups and on warning against heat.

For example, the Länder are suggested to link mandatory acute measures to the heat warning levels of the German Meteorological Service (DWD). Further measures to secure the drinking water supply are also being worked on. Another new aspect is the scientific analysis of heat-related mortality, which was previously only estimates – a weekly report by the Robert Koch Institute is now available.