Europe and Environment

Europe and Environment

A clean, healthy and diverse environment is the prerequisite for prosperity and well-being for everyone in Europe. Therefore, approximately 80 per cent of the environmental policies applicable in Germany are made by the EU Commission, the EU Parliament and the Council. Effective environmental protection also requires reasonable coordination of environmental with economic, transport and agricultural policies.

Latest on Europe and Environment

Sustainable Development | 16.07.21

Sustainable and climate-friendly post-COVID recovery

The German government has presented its second voluntary national review on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at a virtual event.
Petersberg Climate Dialogue Digital | 04.05.21

Environment ministers prepare for Climate Change Conference in Glasgow

The event will focus on political preparations for COP26 taking place in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. The climate targets announced to date by many of the major economies will provide a starting point for the discussions.
Europe and the Environment | 22.04.21

Svenja Schulze to EU Climate Law

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze comments on the European Climate Law. The law proposal was significantly pushed forward under the German EU Presidency 2020.
Climate | 18.12.20

EU submits new climate target to United Nations

The German Council Presidency, together with the European Commission, submitted the increased national climate target of the EU and its member states to the United Nations.
EU Council Presidency | 17.12.20

EU Environment Council favours right to repair and product durability

In a meeting chaired by German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, the European Environment Council adopted its position on the European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan
EU Council Presidency | 17.12.20

Meeting of the Environment Council in December 2020 in Brussels

The environment ministers of the EU member states will convene on 17 December 2020 in Brussels for the Environment Council.
EU Council Presidency | 17.12.20

Minister Schulze: Climate action in Europe now set in stone

The EU environment ministers agreed on a joint position on the European Climate Law, which sets the climate neutrality goal into legislation and lays down a higher climate target for 2030.
Europe and the Environment | 15.12.20

Preparations to transfer Council Presidency to Portugal

Svenja Schulze and Portuguese Environment Minister João Pedro Matos Fernandes are meeting to coordinate environment and climate policy issues ahead of the handover of the Council Presidency to Portugal.