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International Environmental Policy

Climate Change Conference 2014 in Lima

This year's United Nations World Conference on Climate Change will take place in the Peruvian capital in December. The twelve-day event unites the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (MOP). more

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International Environmental Policy

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Federal Environment Ministry is canvasing for international support for an effective review mechanism for the UN post-2015 agenda for sustainable development. Schwarzelühr-Sutter and the State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Friedrich Kitschelt, will attend talks and events in New York to seek support for an ambitious result. more

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Nature / Species Protection

Better times ahead for migratory birds

On 10 November, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals came to a successful conclusion following many decisions. Migratory birds, sharks and rays in particular have benefitted from the outcomes. Hendricks is hopeful that these decisions will be implemented effectively worldwide. more


Press releases

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Urban Development

Hendricks calls for sustainable and socially balanced global urbanisation and welcomes the UN-Habitat approach of putting the topic at the top of the agenda by designating the 31 October every year as World Cities Day. more

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Resource Efficiency

Politics, business and science have met in Berlin to discuss, which strategies for the sustainable use of natural resources are important. The challenge: with fewer raw materials and less interference with nature to achieve more prosperity. more

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Nature / Species Protection

The significance of biodiversity for sustainable development and poverty alleviation worldwide was a central topic at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity that ended on 17 October in Pyeongchang. more

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