International Environmental Policy

International Environmental Policy

International environmental policy is particularly important in times of increasing globalization and covers a number of issues: climate protection, sustainable energy policy, preservation of biological diversity and the conservation of forests, seas and soils. Further related topics are desertification, sustainable waste management and protection against hazardous substances. Nearly all these issues need overarching strategies to ensure that environmental protection is considered in other policy areas.

"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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Junge Pflanze
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International Climate Initiative | 13.02.20

New climate action support programme

The BMU support programme IKI Medium Grants is now accepting outlines for projects intensifying North-South cooperation on global climate action.
New climate action support programme
Jochen Flasbarth in Indien
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International Environmental Policy | 13.02.20

Talks about climate and biodiversity in India

Jochen Flasbarth held talks with the Indian government, civil society representatives and scientists about the Paris Agreement, UNFCCC COP 26 and the UN biodiversity summit.
Talks about climate and biodiversity in India
Schichten des tropischen Regenwaldes
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COP 25 | 11.12.19

Supporting efforts to reduce deforestation in Colombia

Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom will contribute up to 360 million US Dollar to help Colombia to reach its ambitious goals to reduce deforestation and to launch large-scale programmes in support of forest conservation.
Supporting efforts to reduce deforestation in Colombia