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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

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.
Europe | 30.08.21

Survey of sustainable activities at European public banks

How can state banks best help with climate protection? A survey commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment is to provide answers to questions of EU taxonomy.
Climate | 04.08.21

Power-to-X fuels open up new perspectives

Many regions of the world have potential for producing the new energy carrier, according to the Global PtX Potential Atlas.
Sustainability | 16.07.21

Sustainable and climate-friendly post-COVID recovery

The German government has presented its second voluntary national review on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at a virtual event.
Chemicals | 07.07.21

International Berlin Forum on Chemicals and Sustainability

Improperly disposed of e-waste leads to health hazards for children, especially in developing countries. This is why there must be a greater focus on the responsible handling of chemicals and waste.