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Nature/Species protection

Germany joins Nagoya Protocol against biopiracy

The German Bundestag has transposed the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity into German law. There is to be a fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources by users and the country of origin. Developing countries will thus profit. more

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Chemical safety

Sustainable chemistry is more than chemical safety

In his opening speech at the international conference "Sustainable Chemistry" Jochen Flasbarth called for the international community to make every effort to make the production and use of chemicals safer. Therefore an internationally active competence centre is planned. more

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Europe and Environment

EU remains pioneer in climate action

The EU Environment Ministers adopted an ambitious mandate for the international climate negotiations in Paris. They decided to adopt rules for the European Emissions Trading Scheme, an important instrument of EU climate policy, by introducing a market stability reserve (MSR). more


21.11. - 29.11.2015
25.11. - 26.11.2015

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Water Management

State Secretary Gunther Adler spoke about challenges related to water resources, food security and environmental protection at the German Water Partnership Forum. more

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Products and Environment

The design and environment experts of the jury have nominated 34 projects for the 2015 Federal Ecodesign Award. The selected projects stand out because of their convincing design and environmental friendliness.more

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Over 300 participants from around 30 countries exchanged their experiences with municipal climate action strategies and developed solutions for reducing greenhouse gases at the local level. more

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