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With local climate action as its theme, the first media study tour in the “climate and energy transformation in action” series was all about showing how the German energy transition is becoming part of daily life for people across society. The tour also gave participating journalists the chance to engage with each other and their peers in Germany with the big stories in climate and energy in Europe today. more

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16 September 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This international agreement proves that the international community is able to respond decisively and successfully to global environmental changes. The vital ozone layer surrounding the Earth has recovered significantly in the three decades since the protocol entered into force. more

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Germany and France plan to work together to advance the speedy implementation of the Paris Agreement in Europe. This was agreed at a meeting in Berlin on 4 September by State Secretary at the German Federal Environment Ministry, Jochen Flasbarth, and State Secretary at the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Brune Poirson. The meeting kicked off closer cooperation in the field of climate action more

On 8 August, former US vice-president and filmmaker Al Gore will screen his "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" documentary in Berlin. The preview will be followed by a discussion on the fight against climate change with federal environment minister Barbara Hendricks, Al Gore, filmmaker and environmental activist Hannes Jaenicke and WWF director Eberhard Brandes. more

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Preparations for the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) are in full swing. Construction work for the conference will start shortly. The Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) is now using an information module to provide information on the planning and progress of work at the Rheinaue park. The module is located behind the second roundabout at the Rheinaue access road, at the edge of the slope leading to the field. more