sustainable consumption

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Environmental awareness in Germany

People walking in a park.

Environmental protection and climate action as a key challengeIn addition to the scheduled survey of 2018, an intermediate survey including key time-series questions was carried out in the early summer of 2019.Out of all the problems which Germany faced in 2018 and again in 2019, environmental protection and climate action took precedence over every other challenge for the people surveyed. In comp... read more



Indicator: Environmentally friendly consumption

A graph shows the market shares of products with official eco-labelling. Between 2012 and 2017 this figure rose from 3.6 percent to 8.3 percent. This was a decline of 0.3 percent on the year before. The target for 2030 is 34 % market share.

In the sector of products with official eco-labels, 8.3 % of turnover was generated with particularly environmentally friendly products in 2017.The indicator value fell for the first time compared with the year before.The Federal Government has set the target of increasing the market share of environmentally friendly products to 34 % by 2030.More efforts are needed to achieve this goal, particular... read more


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