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."

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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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Svenja Schulze mit João Pedro Matos Fernandes
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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.
Preparations to transfer Council Presidency to Portugal
Europa von oben
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Climate | 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