Nature and Biological Diversity

Nature and Biological Diversity

Biological diversity (biodiversity) comprises diversity of species and habitats as well as the genetic diversity within the individual species of fauna and flora. In this area, you will find interesting facts, worth seeings and current news about global protection of nature and biological diversity.

"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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Nature/Biological Diversity | 11.01.21

Germany joins High Ambition Coalition for Nature und People

At the One Planet Summit for Biodiversity, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would join the High Ambition Coalition, which aims to protect at least 30 percent of the planet’s land and ocean by 2030.
Germany joins High Ambition Coalition for Nature und People
Schichten des tropischen Regenwaldes
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International Climate Initiative | 11.12.20

Preventing pandemics with global biodiversity protection

The Federal Environment Ministry is helping partner countries reduce the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on biodiversity and also supporting more sustainable economic recovery.
Preventing pandemics with global biodiversity protection
Aufnahme des Regenwaldes in Brasilien.
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Nature/Biological Diversity | 30.10.20

Biodiversity against pandemics

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presented the IPBES report on biodiversity and pandemics together with representatives of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
Biodiversity against pandemics
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Marine Water Management | 20.05.20

Call for funding against marine litter

Marine litter is one of the world’s largest challenges for environmental policy. Plastic waste in particular causes huge environmental harm. The Federal Environment Ministry is launching a call for funding.
Call for funding against marine litter