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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Porträtfoto von Bundesumweltministerin Svenja Schulze
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Europe and the Environment | 22.04.21

Svenja Schulze to EU Climate Law

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze comments on the European Climate Law. The law proposal was significantly pushed forward under the German EU Presidency 2020.
Svenja Schulze to EU Climate Law
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
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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