Environmental Policy

The Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety is responsible for environmental affairs within the German Federal Government. To understand its work better, visit its official website:

Essen: The Ruhr Museum

Essen awarded "European Green Capital 2017"

The German city of Essen won the European Green Capital Award for 2017. Essen was singled out for its exemplary practices in protecting and enhancing nature and biodiversity, good management of its acoustic environment and efforts to reduce water consumption. The European Commission handed over the title of European Green Capital from the 2016 holder, Ljubljana, to the city of Essen on 21 January 2017. Find out more about this European Green Capital in the link below.

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Every spring the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue brings together key international decision makers in foreign energy and energy policy, industry, science and civil society as well as foremost energy experts from all over the world. This year, the dialogue will take place from 20 to 21 March.

Timbering plant in Wunsiedel

Upper Franconian Municipality Wunsiedel Reaches Climate Goals Early Thanks to Wind, Bioenergy and Co.

In June 2016 the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel was honored as “Energy Municipality of the Month” by the Renewable Energies Agency. The town already reached its self-chosen climate and energy goals for 2020 this year.

Eine Demonstrationsanlage der Solon AG für Solartechnik im Wissenschaftsstandort Berlin-Adlershof

Germany plays a leading role in environmental protection

Germany is one of the few OECD countries that successfully decoupled economic growth from consumption of resources in past years. This is the positive result of the latest OECD's Environmental Performance Review of Germany. But the report suggests that challenges remain in areas like air and water quality, the protection of biodiversity, and de-carbonising energy production.
More on the topic can be found under: www.oecd.org/germany

Wind turbines

The energy turnaround challenge

Jühnde is a place with a lot of energy: the village with 800 inhabitants in Lower Saxony became Germany’s first bioenergy village in 2005. It is completely self-sufficient with its own supply of power and heating from biomass. The pioneering project awakened a great deal of worldwide interest. Delegations travelled from the USA and Japan to learn how energy is produced from liquid manure, maize and grain in a biogas plant.

Environmental Policy

Eine Demonstrationsanlage der Solon AG für Solartechnik im Wissenschaftsstandort Berlin-Adlershof

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