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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."

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>

Latest on Europe and Environment

Franco-German Climate Working Group
Climate | 29.05.19

Pathways to climate neutrality

The members of the Meseberg Climate Working Group discussed how to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in the context of the EU long-term climate strategy.
Sustainable Development | 21.05.19

EU adopts strict rules on single-use plastic

The Council of the European Union has adopted the Single-Use Plastics Directive. The Directive includes a ban on selected single-use plastic products that end up as marine litter.
Impressionen von der Sitzung der XV. Alpenkonferenz.
Europe and the Environment | 04.04.19

XV. Alpine Conference

The outcomes of the XV. Alpine Conference in Innsbruck include increased cooperation on climate action and soil protection in the Alpine region. The BMU will chair the newly created working group on soil protection.
Tourism | 03.04.19

Prizes awarded in the ClimaHost competition

On the eve of the 15th Alpine Conference, climate-friendly hoteliers and hospitality businesses in the Alps took home prizes in the very first ClimaHost competition.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 01.03.19

Decade on Ecosystem Restoration adopted

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to proclaim 2021 to 2030 the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
National Climate Initiative | 01.03.19

Federal Environment Ministry is launching project call

The Federal Environment Ministry is launching the third call for project ideas, running from 1 March to 12 April 2019 under the European Climate Initiative (EUKI).
UN Climate Conferences | 12.12.18

Exchange of experience between European coal regions

The "European Climate Initiative" promotes projects that build networks on socially equitable transition strategies. The WWF Poland has made a study on the Silesia region.
Europe and the Environment | 28.11.18

4th National Forum for remote sensing and Copernicus

Copernicus is an independent European infrastructure for providing global observation data for environmental and security challenges.