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Emissions Trading

Sound basis for a revision of emissions trading system

Minister Barbara Hendricks has welcomed the proposal by the EU Commission for a structural reform of the European emissions trading scheme ETS. With its proposal the Commission implements the climate targets agreed upon by EU heads of State and Government in October 2014. more

International Environmental Policy

Hendricks: Climate action is a driver of innovation

At a climate conference in Tel Aviv, Barbara Hendricks stressed the need for ambitious climate action and underlined the economic opportunities that go hand in hand with it. The minister also met with her Israeli counterpart Avi Gabbay and signed a Joint Declaration of Intent. more

Nuclear Safety

Nuclear phase-out progressing

The Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant has been taken off the grid and permanently decommissioned. Since the Grafenrheinfeld plant has been shut down, there are now eight nuclear power plants in operation. All nuclear power stations must be taken off the grid by the end of 2022. The nuclear phase-out is progressing, said Hendricks.more

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Europe and Environment

The future targets for sustainable development, climate finance and the status of international climate negotiations up to Paris were on top of the agenda of the informal meeting of the EU Environment Council in Luxemburg. more

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International Environmental Policy

During the ministerial segment of the UN HLPF, Parliamentary State Secretary Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter strongly advocated getting preparations underway now for the national implementation of the global Sustainable Development Goals. more

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During an event marking the 20th anniversary of environmental management in the EU the BMUB and the DIHK honoured the environmental management practices of thousands of German companies and organisations. more

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