Environmental News

Whether participating in UN climate conferences or spearheading the establishment of IRENA, Germany is in the forefront of international politics to protect the environment. At home, its citizens and businesses possess a heightened awareness of their responsibilities to the planet and act accordingly. Governments worldwide are increasingly struggling to secure the energy supplies needed to keep their economies running and at the same time tackle the problem of climate change. The only effective response to these global challenges is national commitment and international cooperation.

Germany, a leader in environmental sciences, technology and industry takes its global role very seriously. Not only the government, but society overall is committed to working towards improved energy efficiency, environmental protection and renewable resources.

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Smart solutions for energy conversion

Jun 19, 2017 | den
User-driven efficiency is a significant driver

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency is this year under the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition ". Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by July 15, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion.

Alliance to reduce marine litter

Jun 6, 2017 | Bundesregierung
The G20 states want to reduce the level of waste in the world's seas and oceans

The G20 states have undertaken to reduce the amount of waste in the world’s rivers and wastewater, and thus reduce the level of waste in our oceans. Meeting in Bremen the G20 states have adopted an action plan to address the problem of marine litter.

New energy for Uganda and Rwanda

Feb 13, 2017 | www.deutschland.de
German Development Minister Gerd Müller visits the market hall in Kigali

A reliable supply of water and electricity cannot be taken for granted in East Africa. Germany is committed to changing this. One example is the EnDev programme implemented by GIZ and BMZ, another Germany's support to the Nile Basin Initiative.

German-African start-ups

Feb 10, 2017 | www.deutschland.de
German-African start-ups

They are young, creative and successful: German-African start-ups are active in many areas. Four cooperative ventures with a promising future.

Namibian students get scholarships to study

Jan 31, 2017 | German Embassy Windhoek
NFA Girls Centre graduates at Okonjima Lodge

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Girls Centre awarded twelve students each a full year scholarship to study for a Diploma in Restaurant Management with the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy, after successfully completing a three month introductory course to Hospitality Management.

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Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety - in short, the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) – is responsible for environmental policy within the German federal government. Some of its objectives are the protection from environmental toxins and radiation, wise and economical use of resources, energy and the conservation of flora and biodiversity. The overall objective of Germany's environmental policy is sustainability. In practice, Germany strives for development that is both environmentally friendly, socially fair and economically efficient.