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.

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

alt
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>

Latest on Europe and Environment

Informelles Treffen der EU-Umweltministerinnen und -minister
info icon
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
info icon
Sustainability · International | 28.09.20

Calling European companies to make sustainable investments

As the European Sustainable Finance Summit gets underway, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze are calling on European companies to invest more in sustainable economic activities.
Calling European companies to make sustainable investments
Bundesumweltministerin Svenja Schulze
info icon
EU Council Presidency | 13.07.20

EU environment ministers call for recovery programme

The Multiannual Financial Framework and the EU recovery programme should substantially contribute to the environment and climate goals of the EU. This is what the EU environment ministers are calling for today.
EU environment ministers call for recovery programme
Bundesumweltministerin Svenja Schulze
info icon
Marine Water Management | 02.07.20

Germany takes over HELCOM chairmanship

On 1 July Germany took over the chairmanship for two years of the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM), also known as the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission. Germany will address key environmental problems in the Baltic Sea.
Germany takes over HELCOM chairmanship
Svenja Schulze präsentiert das Umweltgutachten via Webcam
info icon
Sustainable Development | 14.05.20

New SRU report

The German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) has submitted a report to the BMU, entitled "Towards an ambitious environmental policy in Germany and Europe".
New SRU report