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  1. Raw material consumption increases once again – to 16.1 tonnes per capita and year
  2. High costs when environmental protection is neglected
  3. Only few waste household appliances are properly collected for recycling
  4. EU member states need to step up the fight against antibiotics in the environment
News on Climate | Energy

EU publishes long-term climate strategy

solar park, wind energy plants, sun flowers

The Paris Agreement invites parties to provide their low carbon development strategies by 2020 in order to disclose their plans to support the implementation of the Agreement. Recently the European Commission (EC) published a set of documents presenting its analysis of options for long-term climate policy in the European Union. read more

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Press release on Economy | Consumption and Transport | Noise

First national competition for sustainable urban logistics

Lieferwagen in der Stadt

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presented awards today to the winning projects of the National Sustainable Urban Logistics Competition which the Federal Ministry for Environment launched together with the German Environment Agency. The competition distinguishes innovative logistics strategies that foster environmentally and climate-friendly transport in urban areas. read more

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Press release on Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Federal Government strengthens relations between urban and rural areas

Kind auf einem Feld schau auf die entfernte Stadt.

The city and the countryside are closely interlinked, for example through daily flows of traffic and goods. In everyday practice, however, problems are common. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is now launching the “Stadt-Land-Plus” funding measure and already providing support for twelve collaborative projects between science and practice across Germany to implement new ideas. read more

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