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Nature / Species Protection

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

This year's meeting of the conference of the parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This year's meeting will focus on the mid-term review of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 - 2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. more

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New report on climate and growth published

The report "The New Climate Economy - Better Growth, Better Climate" shows the positive impact of climate actions on economic growth. It is caused by technological development going along with the exit from nuclear and fossil-fuel energy. more

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Global sustainability goals

Global sustainability goals supported

The post-2015 sustainable development agenda, which includes the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is to be adopted in New York in September 2015 at a United Nations summit of heads of state and government. After a year and a half of negotiations 17 goals are proposed.  more


06.10. - 17.10.2014
10.11. - 11.11.2014

Press releases

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Nuclear saftey / Radiological protection

Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, has requested information from Switzerland regarding the phasing out of Swiss nuclear power plants. She voiced the concerns of the German public living near the border over the safety status of Swiss nuclear power plants across the border. more

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The German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) presented its latest special report "Climate Protection as a World Citizen Movement". It is welcomed as a "valuable and highly topical contribution to national and international debates".  more

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Nature / Species Protection

The successful cooperation with Costa Rica on climate policy and biological diversity is being further strengthened. The Federal Environment Ministry is supporting a new project with up to 6 million euro. more

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