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Hendricks: Germany will reach its climate goal

The German cabinet adopted the Climate Action Programme 2020 on 3 December 2014. It will ensure that the German government achieves the goal it set in 2007 of cutting greenhouse emissions by 40 percent by 2020 compared with 1990. According to the latest projection, Germany would fall short of its goal by five to eight percentage points without the new programme. more

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International Environmental Policy

Minister Hendricks in India for political talks

Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks is going to India at the end of January to hold political talks. Major topics to be covered will be climate protection, the new UN sustainable development goals and energy policy. The second Indo-German Environment Forum will be the central event of her visit. Germany and India have been cooperating for quite some time. more

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Soil Conservation

2015: year of soils

Soils are indispensable for the protection of our climate, biological diversity and security of food supply. Following a decision by the UN General Assembly, the International Year of soils was launched on 4 December 2014. Representatives from politics, science and civil society discuss possible ways of soil conservation. A wealth of activities in 2015 will raise awareness of the essential importance of soils.  more


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Products and Environment

From the start of the new year, lower values for energy consumption for a range of everyday electrical appliances will come into effect in the European Union for all products put on the market for the first time.  more

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International Climate Initiative

The BMUB and BMZ are supporting the construction of the world's biggest solar power plant in Quarzazate with a loan of 654 million euros. This will help Morocco to take a big step towards a climate-friendly and sustainable energy supply. more

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Government Funding

The Federal Building Ministry is providing 2.5 million euros in funds for the listed White City ensemble in Tel Aviv. An agreement to this end was signed yesterday by State Secretary Gunther Adler and Mayor of Tel Aviv Ron Huldai. more

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