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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>I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked.</i></b>

Latest on Europe and Environment

Europe and the Environment | 06.04.18

Phase-out of nuclear power in the European Union

Svenja Schulze and Carole Dieschbourg, Luxembourg's Minister for the Environment, would like to intensify cooperation. They met to discuss the phase-out of nuclear power within the EU in their shared border regions.
Climate | 29.03.18

Franco-German environmental cooperation

German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and her French counterpart, Nicolas Hulot, met for the first time and discussed Franco-German environmental cooperation.
Europe and the Environment | 05.03.18

New EU budget for investments in climate action

Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and 13 other EU environment and climate ministers are pushing to make the next EU budget climate-friendly.
Climate | 01.02.18

Call for project ideas: Climate action connects Europe

The Federal Environment Ministry’s European Climate Initiative is calling for non-profit organisations to submit project ideas on inner-European cooperation in the field of climate action until 16 March 2018.
Europe and the Environment | 17.01.18

Europe is moving forward

The EU and its member states are making progress on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. By 2030, CO2 emissions are to be reduced by at least 40 percent compared to 1990.
Chemical Safety | 04.01.18

Progressive ban on mercury-containing products

The use of mercury will be reduced to a minimum throughout the EU in the coming years. This is regulated by the new EU Mercury Regulation, which will apply from this year.
Climate | 14.12.17

One Planet Summit

Environment and climate Ministers from France, Germany, United-Kingdom, Sweden and the Netherlands commit to implement or evaluate the introduction of a meaningful carbon price in relevant sectors.
| 26.04.17

Federal Environment Ministry launches European Climate Initiative

The new European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the Federal Environment Ministry will support intra-European cooperation on climate action. Interested non-profit organisations are invited to submit project proposals until mid-May.