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News on Transport | Noise

Climate action: Transport sector must do an immediate about-face

Hybrid-Pkw an einer Stromladesäule

If Germany wants to live up to the requirements of the Paris Climate Agreement, its transport sector must quickly and drastically cut its greenhouse gas emissions. A recently published paper commissioned by the German Environment Agency confirms this conclusion and proposes concrete measures by which emissions can be reduced significantly and ensure that the climate action goals are achieved. read more

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Press release on Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Wanted: success stories in civic participation!

Zuhörer sitzen in einem Veranstaltungssaal in Stuhreihen

The contest seeking excellence in civic participation projects - Ausgezeichnet! – Wettbewerb für vorbildliche Bürgerbeteiligung kicks off today. It is the first time that the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) are looking for projects, strategies and arrangements nationwide that are examples of good civic participation. Federal Environment Minister Hendricks is looking forward to an enthusiastic response. read more

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