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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Bundesumweltministerin Svenja Schulze
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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
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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
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National Climate Initiative | 19.12.19

New project ideas under European Climate Initiative

The Federal Environment Ministry launched the fourth call for project ideas under the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). Projects that contribute to climate protection are being targeted.
New project ideas under European Climate Initiative
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National Climate Initiative | 04.12.19

BMU supports climate action projects across Europe

In the European Climate Initiative's (EUKI) third call for projects, 18 new projects have been selected for funding. The projects cover areas such as municipal climate action, sustainable transport and climate-friendly tourism.
BMU supports climate action projects across Europe