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Germany’s Commerzbank says sustainability is ‘urgent goal’

Manfred Knof

Germany’s Commerzbank says it is stepping up the pace of its climate and environmental protection policies. Manfred Knof, Chief Executive Officer of Commerzbank “As Commerzbank, it is our common and most urgent goal to channel capital into the sustainable transformation of the economy,’’ Manfred Knof, chief executive of the Frankfurt-based group, said on Friday, September 17, 2021. “We are expressly ...

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Trial of former managers in VW emissions scandal begins in Germany

Martin Winterkorn

Four former Volkswagen managers and engineers were due to go on trial in the German city of Braunschweig on Thursday, September 16, 2021. Martin Winterkorn They were being tried for their part in the VW diesel emissions scandal. Among other things, the defendants were accused of commercial and gang fraud by using manipulated software on millions of cars. The vehicles ...

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German energy association demands faster switch to renewables

Kerstin Andreae

The German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 called on the next Federal Government to step up the pace of the expansion of green electricity generation. Kerstin Andreae BDEW Chairwoman, Kerstin Andreae, at a congress in Berlin said the move to sustainable energy resources must be given priority with an eye on national elections ...

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Coal replaces wind as Germany’s biggest energy source

Svenja Schulze

Coal displaced wind power as Germany’s most important energy source in the first half of 2021, with a debate over climate change measures raging ahead of elections in September. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze This is according to calculations carried out by the Federal Statistical Office released on Monday, September 13, 2021 that 56 per cent of the 258.9 billion ...

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Germany restricts use of pesticides to protect insects

Svenja Schulze

To improve the protection of insects, extensive restrictions on the use of pesticides became applicable as changes to the Plant Protection Application Ordinance came into force in Germany on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The measures are part of the action programme for insect protection from 2019. ...

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‘Naija Climate Now’ to develop tech-driven solutions towards climate change adaptation

Foluke Michael

The German Government, through the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, has joined Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) – Solution17 for Climate Action and the United Nations Information Centre for Nigeria (UNIC) to promote Climate Change Adaptation as a build-up to the crucial COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference, scheduled to hold in Glasgow in ...

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Environment ministry validates National Waste Battery Management Policy with EU, German support

Waste battery

The European Union (EU) and German Government, within the framework of the Nigerian Energy Support Programme, have supported the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEnv) to validate the National Waste Battery Management Policy. Waste battery The Policy, which was developed in collaboration with several stakeholders in the sector during several technical meetings and roundtable discussions, establishes the national standard of best ...

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Germany reaches 1m electric vehicles target on its roads

Sustainable transport

Germany has reached its target of having one million electric vehicles on the roads, local media reported on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Sustainable transport: Achieveing zero emission from electric cars “With one million electric cars on German roads, we have reached a decisive milestone,’’ German newspaper chain Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland quoted Peter Altmaier. The federal minister for economic affairs and energy ...

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Reactions trail new EU climate change plan

Svenja Schulze

After the EU member states and the EU Parliament have agreed on binding goals for climate protection with the EU climate law, the EU Commission on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 proposed a comprehensive package of measures with which these goals are to be achieved. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The total of 12 legislative proposals are now being discussed by ...

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World Zoonoses Day: Alliance aims to reduce health risks in wildlife trade

Gerd Müller

Almost three million people die every year from diseases that spread from animals to humans – so-called zoonoses. These include AIDS, Ebola, but also the corona virus. German Development Minister, Gerd Müller On the World Zoonosis Day observed on Monday, July 5, 2021, the German Federal Development Ministry (BMZ) and the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), together with international partners and non-governmental ...

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