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Water Management

Strengthen role of municipality in water supply

At the opening of the trade fair Wasser Berlin International on 24 March, Federal Minister Barbara Hendricks has said she wants to maintain the scope for returning water and wastewater management to the municipalities. more


UN negotiations on the post-2015 agenda in New York

The post-2015 agenda will be the first catalogue of goals for development and the environment which are applicable worldwide. At the UN negotiations in New York, Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter gave a statement on "Indicators, Goals and Targets". more

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Ambitious contribution for climate conference in Paris

EU environment ministers approved the intended nationally determined contribution to the new Paris climate agreement. By 2030, EU countries want to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent compared to 1990 levels. more


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Resource Efficiency

The German government plans to propose the establishment of an alliance to its G7 partners, that would serve as a forum to exchange experience, make contacts and pool knowledge. more

Europe and Environment

On 3 March, the European Environment Agency published a report on the state of the European environment. It shows that Europe is making good progress in the area of environmental protection. more

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International Environmental Policy

In line with the decisions taken in Lima, the negotiators agreed on a basis for their work in Geneva this week. A text was drawn up that is accepted by all Parties. more

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