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Pope Francis in Rome.


Hendricks: Encyclical is an incentive for everybody

On 18 June in Rome, Pope Francis presented his encyclical "Laudato Si" on environmental protection and climate action. Pope Francis stressed that we must "hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor". Federal Minister Barbara Hendricks stated that she is very grateful to Pope Francis for expressing his opinion on this subject. more

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Solar Radiation Atlas to promote climate action in India

With the Indian Solar Radiation Atlas, the BMUB is supporting the Indian government’s ambitious goal to have 100 gigawatts of solar power capacity by 2022. The Atlas will facilitate both the planning and the implementation of solar energy projects for which precise solar radiation data from the Indian regions are required. more

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International Environmental Policy

Petersberg Climate Dialogue VI

At the close of the conference Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius see the outcome as positive. In their view, the international community could adopt an ambitious and durable climate agreement at the end of this year, as the political will to deliver such an agreement is greater than ever before. more


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International Environmental Policy

The World Bank wants to advance the development and implementation of effective carbon pricing systems worldwide. Barbara Hendricks accepted the World Bank’s invitation for Germany to join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. more

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Emissions trading

The Council Presidency and representatives of Parliament and Commission of the European Union have agreed on a swift emissions trading reform. Hendricks was pleased with the outcome of the negotiations. more

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Government Funding

Germany supports the preservation of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "White City of Tel Aviv". Federal Building Minister Barbara Hendricks handed over the first grant of 250,000 euros to the mayor of Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai. more

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