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The Earth’s climate system is highly complex, even small changes impact on the entire system. Current Climate change cannot be reversed. Nevertheless, it is still possible to slow down climate change and limit its impacts on humans and the environment. This is a task for the entire international community.

"I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked."

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Svenja Schulze Federal Environment Minister <b><i>&quot;I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked.&quot;</i></b>

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Europa von oben
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National Climate Initiative | 25.11.20

Call for project ideas for climate action in Europe

The Federal Environment Ministry launched its fifth call for project ideas under its European Climate Initiative (EUKI). Non-profit organisations in the European Union are invited to submit their ideas up to 19 January 2021.
Call for project ideas for climate action in Europe
Informelles Treffen der EU-Umweltministerinnen und -minister
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EU Council Presidency | 01.10.20

Important step on the road to a climate-neutral EU

At their informal meeting on September 30th and October 1st, 2020 in Berlin, the EU environment ministers discussed, among other things, how to implement an increase of the EU climate target for 2030.
Important step on the road to a climate-neutral EU
Flaggen von Großbritannien und Deutschland
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International Environmental Policy | 24.09.20

Green restart supported in developing countries

The new funding will support climate action projects in developing countries who are going to increase and accelerate their climate ambition targets ahead of COP26.
Green restart supported in developing countries
Svenja Schulze zum EU-Klimaziel
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Climate | 16.09.20

Svenja Schulze on the EU's climate target

Today the President of the European Commission proposed to significantly increase the EU's climate target for 2030. The Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, representing the German Council Presidency, commented on this.
Svenja Schulze on the EU's climate target
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International Climate Initiative | 17.07.20

Global green recovery and the International Climate Initiative

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is providing approximately 68 million euros in funds from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) to 29 projects in 25 countries.
Global green recovery and the International Climate Initiative
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Digitalisation | 14.07.20

European winners of the BMU Code4Green hackathon

80 participants from 15 European countries competed in the Code4Green environmental data hackathon. They developed data-driven solutions and business models designed to benefit climate action.
European winners of the BMU Code4Green hackathon