Actions and projects of the Federal Environment Ministry during the EU Council Presidency

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Actions and projects of the Federal Environment Ministry during the EU Council Presidency

Code4Green hackathon

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From 10 to 12 July 2020 BMU hosted a virtual, European hackathon on environmental data to kick off Germany’s EU Council Presidency. Participants from all over Europe had the opportunity to work intensively on challenges such as the European energy transition and biodiversity and to develop creative, data-driven solutions and applications. A high-level jury has selected the best ideas, which will be promoted through monitoring and financial support. 

Youth camp as part of Germany’s Council Presidency

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The Federal Environment Ministry is hosting 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 will participate. The camp will take place back-to-back with the annual conference of the European Sustainable Development Network, which will focus on the European Green Deal. The outcomes of the youth camp will be presented by the camp participants at the start of the conference.

Three Presidencies for Climate: Think European – Act Local

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.

Three4Climate unterstützt die rotierenden Präsidentschaften des Rates der Europäischen Union (EU). Deutschland übernimmt die Präsidentschaft im zweiten Halbjahr 2020. Zusammen mit den beiden darauffolgenden Präsidentschaften durch Portugal (erstes Halbjahr 2021) und Slowenien (zweites Halbjahr 2021).

Three4Climate unterstützt die rotierenden Präsidentschaften des Rates der Europäischen Union (EU). Deutschland übernimmt die Präsidentschaft im zweiten Halbjahr 2020. Zusammen mit den beiden darauffolgenden Präsidentschaften durch Portugal (erstes Halbjahr 2021) und Slowenien (zweites Halbjahr 2021.). | Three4Climate supports the rotating presidencies of the Council of the European Union (EU). Germany takes over the presidency in the second half of 2020, together with the two subsequent presidencies by Portugal (first half of 2021) and Slovenia (second half of 2021).

- Three4Climate

Zeig es auf deine Art(envielfalt)

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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.