Clean air, safe drinking water, unspoiled nature – we need an environment in which we can live a healthy life and feel at ease. Both natural environmental occurrences and environmental pollution as a result of human activities can be harmful to our health. Environment-related health protection is therefore a central field of action in German environmental policy.

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Europe | 23.11.21

6th call for European climate project ideas

Proposals from Europe can be submitted until 12 January 2022.
Climate | 13.11.21

COP26: End of the fossil fuel era

For the first time in the history of the UN climate change conferences (COPs), the final declaration contains an agreement accepted by all countries on accelerating the global energy transition away from coal.
COP 26 | 11.11.21

Joint Declaration for a nuclear-free EU Taxonomy

Statement by the Environment Ministers of Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Austria on nuclear energy and the EU taxonomy.
International | 08.11.21

Climate change adaptation in developing countries

The German government supports the developing countries' request and is increasing its multilateral investment in adaptation finance by a further 150 million euros.
Climate | 06.11.21

Peru reaching key milestones in rainforest protection

Peru has stepped up efforts to reduce deforestation in the Amazon through the major international forest and climate alliance with Germany, Norway, the UK, and the US and receives 10 million USD for achieved milestones.
International | 02.11.21

Germany supports South Africa in coal phase-out

At COP26, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, France and the EU announced a new partnership with South Africa aimed at supporting the country’s energy transition.
International | 01.11.21

Outcome of G20 summit in Rome

For the first time, all G20 countries have committed to achieving a balance between emissions and removal by sinks by or around the middle of this century.
COP 26 | 31.10.21

The 26th World Climate Conference has started

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) started in Glasgow October 31st. Chaired by the UK, government representatives of 197 countries will take part in negotiations.