What are the German Presidency’s goals in the area of environmental policy?
Each Presidency is tasked with managing day-to-day Council business. Generally, this means working on proposals for new regulations, directives, strategies etc., organising political coordination and votes and negotiating with other institutions. The priorities for environmental protection and climate action during Germany's EU Presidency are mitigating climate change, conserving biodiversity and shaping the digital transformation consistent with the needs of the environment. The first goal of the Federal Environment Ministry over the six months of the German EU Council Presidency is to combine recovery from the crisis with climate action and nature conservation. The focus of these efforts will be the implementation of the Green Deal to bring about the social and environmental recovery of our economy.