Aktionen und Projekte des Bundesumweltministeriums während der EU-Ratspräsidentschaft
Actions and projects of the Federal Environment Ministry during the EU Council Presidency
In an online exchange, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze spoke to pupils from the three EU countries of the current trio presidency about biodiversity, climate action and sustainable mobility. Cities and schools from the three countries are building up a network as part of the Three4Climate project of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). The questions asked of Minister Schulze focussed primarily on climate action. Minister Schulze emphasised that climate action in Europe can only succeed if all European countries work together.
Generation Climate Europe in dialogue with Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze
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Generation Climate Europe im Dialog mit Bundesumweltministerin Svenja Schulze
Germany took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU in July 2020, followed by Portugal and Slovenia in 2021. The environment ministries of the three countries want to closely interlink their joint trio presidency and set clear common priorities. The 18 months of the trio presidency will be accompanied by a joint municipal climate protection project to connect cities and schools in the three countries. "Three Presidencies for Climate: Think European - Act Local (Three4Climate)" is designed to give local actors a stronger voice in EU climate policy and to improve the exchange on practical climate protection issues among themselves and with the EU. Until early 2022, cities and schools will visit each other, carry out joint activities and exchange views on issues such as mobility, nature conservation and energy efficiency.
With our competition "Zeig es auf deine Art(envielfalt)" we are inviting schoolchildren to show us, in their own unique way, how important biological diversity is and how we can protect it. The Federal Environment Ministry wants to use Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU to improve nature and biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity needs our protection, both in Europe and worldwide.
The Federal Environment Ministry hosted a virtual youth camp on 11 and 12 October as part of Germany’s Council Presidency. More than 30 young people from a dozen EU member states participated. The camp took place back-to-back with the annual conference of the European Sustainable Development Network, which focused on the European Green Deal. The outcomes of the youth camp was presented by the camp participants at the start of the conference.