Press release from | No. 11/2021

Call for entries for German Award for Nature Writing 2021

in einem dunklen Gehölz fällt Licht auf einen alten abgebrochenen Baum

This is the fifth time that the publishing house Matthes & Seitz Berlin is awarding the German Prize for Nature Writing in cooperation with the German Environment Agency and the Stiftung Kunst und Natur (Foundation for Art and Nature), which was already a cooperation partner last year. The competition is under the patronage of President Dirk Messner of the German Environment Agency. read more

Press release from | No. 07/2021

Germany's greenhouse gas emissions down 8.7 percent in 2020

dampfende Kühltürme eines Kraftwerks und Hochspannungsleitung

Germany produced about 739 million tonnes of greenhouse gases emissions in 2020 – roughly 70 million tonnes (8.7%) less than in 2019. These are the conclusions drawn from emissions data from the German Environment Agency (UBA) which were submitted according to the specifications of the Federal Climate Protection Act for the first time. The cut in emissions achieved is the largest since 1990. read more

Press release from | No. 05/2021

New manual for public authorities on combating climate change

Photovoltaikanlage auf Dachflächen

The state and its administration have an important role to play in protecting the climate. That is why many public authorities have set themselves the goal of becoming greenhouse gas-neutral. The guide describes the path to a greenhouse gas-neutral administration with the help of nine stages, gives recommendations and makes implementation on site easier with many practical examples. read more

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