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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.

Latest on Europe

Marine Water Management | 20.10.21

HELCOM adopts 10-year plan for the Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea Action Plan focuses in particular on activities against pollution of the Baltic Sea.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 11.10.21

Biodiversity Conference aims to halt the destruction of nature

The aim is to develop an effective global framework to conserve nature and restore degraded ecosystems throughout the world.
Climate | 02.10.21

Preparations for COP 26 in Glasgow

The participants in the preparatory conference ahead of COP 26 (Pre-COP) anticipate that all outstanding issues of the Paris Agreement can be resolved.
Marine Water Management | 01.10.21

OSPAR countries agree on a new 10-year strategy

The environment ministers of the North-East Atlantic countries agreed in Cascais, Portugal on the establishment of a new marine protected area.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 10.09.21

World Conservation Union calls for resolute action

The core demand of the manifesto is to equally consider the two key global challenges climate change and biodiversity loss in the economic recovery and interconnect the topics to a greater degree.
Climate | 07.09.21

Supporting transition to green steel production at ArcelorMittal Hamburg

The ArcelorMittal H2H project will implement a low-carbon, hydrogen-based steel production process on an industrial scale.
Circular Economy | 02.09.21

International Ministerial Conference to combat marine litter

Representatives from the governments of Germany, Ecuador, Ghana and Viet Nam hosted a first International Ministerial Conference on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution in Geneva.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 30.08.21

Colombia extends invitation to COP15 preparatory meeting

At the invitation of Colombian President Iván Duque, Environment State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth takes part in a high-level meeting to prepare for the 15th World Biodiversity Conference.