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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 is being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 6 to 17 October. Parliamentary State Secretary Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter will participate in the meeting's high-level segment. 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


10.11. - 11.11.2014
12.11. - 19.11.2014
01.12. - 12.12.2014

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

Starting on 14 September 2014 five particularly endangered shark species and manta rays will be protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Hendricks: "This is a milestone in species conservation." more

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