Economy and Environment

Economy and Environment

Economy and Environment are two sides of the same coin. Economy and ecology have been unjustly conceived as opposing elements for too long. On the contrary, ecology and economy belong together. A healthy environment and a sparing and careful use of natural resources are prerequisites for a stable economic and social development in the long term. 

"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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Luftbild eines Dorfs in Madagaskar
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International Environmental Policy | 19.11.19

G20 Compact with Africa Facility supports green business

Germany and the World Bank launched a new facility to support private sector investment in green businesses and mobilize financing for climate change mitigation and adaptation activities in Africa.
G20 Compact with Africa Facility supports green business
Nahaufnahme eines Mikroskops
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Chemical Safety | 11.09.19

Cooperation between BMU and VCI extended

The Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) have been working on the further development of human biomonitoring since 2010. The cooperation has now been extended until 2025.
Cooperation between BMU and VCI extended
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Economy and Environment | 06.06.19

Sustainable Finance Committee takes up work

The Advisory Council is to advise the Federal Government on the elaboration and implementation of its Sustainable Finance Strategy, bundle existing expertise and promote dialogue between the relevant actors.
Sustainable Finance Committee takes up work
Franco-German Climate Working Group
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Climate | 29.05.19

Pathways to climate neutrality

The members of the Meseberg Climate Working Group discussed how to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in the context of the EU long-term climate strategy.
Pathways to climate neutrality
Bundesumweltministerin Svenja Schulze, Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und die chilenische Umweltministerin Carolina Schmidt.
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International Environmental Policy | 14.05.19

Tenth Petersberg Climate Dialogue ends in Berlin

The tenth Petersberg Climate Dialogue (PCD) concluded on Tuesday with a commitment to joint progress on climate action. Previous PCD meetings had focussed on negotiating an agreement and rulebook.
Tenth Petersberg Climate Dialogue ends in Berlin
Impressionen von der Sitzung der XV. Alpenkonferenz.
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Alpine Convention | 04.04.19

XV. Alpine Conference

The outcomes of the XV. Alpine Conference in Innsbruck include increased cooperation on climate action and soil protection in the Alpine region. The BMU will chair the newly created working group on soil protection.
XV. Alpine Conference