Press release from | No. 30/2020

Federal Governments offsetting emissions of all official travel and during Germany's EU Council Presidency

business travellers in an airport

As in recent years, the German Federal Government and the federal administration once again offset the entirety of its greenhouse gas emissions incurred through official travel in 2019. The Federal Government will acquire and then surrender emission reduction credits, known as CERs, on the basis of international climate action projects. read more

Press release from | No. 27/2020

Germany assumes chairmanship of Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM)

The Baltic Sea is a highly sensitive natural environment

On 1 July 2020, Germany assumed chairmanship of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission – Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) for a period of two years. Oversupply of nutrients, unexploded ordnance, marine litter, underwater noise pollution and climate change are the stresses on the marine ecosystems of the Baltic Sea on which Germany wants to focus during its tenure. read more


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