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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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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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Nuclear Safety

On 9 February 2015 a diplomatic conference on the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) was held in Vienna. An important outcome of this conference was the adoption of the Vienna Declaration on Nuclear Safety. more

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Nature / Species Protection

On 4 February, the German Cabinet adopted the Indicator Report 2014 under the National Strategy on Biological Diversity. The report reveals a wide gap between the present situation and the target values for almost all indicators. more

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