News on Water

Germany hands over HELCOM chairmanship to Latvia

For a healthy and sustainably used Baltic Sea

Latvia will assume the two-year rotational chairmanship of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) on 1 July 2022. Germany’s Chair focused on biodiversity and climate, sought solutions for unexploded ordnance and underwater noise and extended measures to combat pollution of the Baltic Sea through eutrophication, hazardous substances and marine litter. read more

Climate | Energy

Adaptation at the Federal Level

the Reichstags dome behind plants

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in Germany today - and they will continue to intensify in the future. This has a significant impact on the health and prosperity of people in Germany. Timely and anticipatory adaptation to the consequences of climate change is therefore becoming increasingly important. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment