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Germany, Ecuador, Ghana, Vietnam seek global agreement against marine litter

Marine pollution

The environment ministers of Germany, Ecuador, Ghana and Vietnam are holding an international ministerial conference against marine litter in September 2021 to promote a global agreement against marine litter and the pollution of the environment with plastic waste. Marine pollution Marine and plastic litter represent a global challenge that should be met with new impulses and political will, said the ...

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World Water Day: Germany to hold dialogue on overcoming global water crisis

Svenja Schulze

On the occasion of World Water Day, the German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, is calling on the international community to engage in a worldwide dialogue on the future of the water supply. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze Current figures compiled by the United Nations make it clear that the international community will fail to meet the goal of sustainable water ...

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Germany promotes energy-efficient recycling processes for waste paper

Svenja Schulze

The paper factory Palm GmbH & Co. KG, based in Aalen (Baden-Württemberg) in Germany, says it plans to produce corrugated base paper from wastepaper in an extremely energy-efficient and high-quality manner. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze Compared to conventional technology, energy consumption is reduced by 27 percent with a new technology. The pilot project is funded with over €770,000 from the ...

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EU executive to probe German cash scheme for phased-out coal plants

Margrethe Vestager

The European Union’s executive arm suspects that planned German state payouts to two companies whose coal plants were to be shuttered early may breach EU state aid rules, it announced on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. European Commission Vice President, Margrethe Vestager Germany wants to phase out the use of lignite, a particularly polluting type of coal, to generate electricity by ...

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Germany funds electric bus scheme with €620m

Electric buses

The German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) is making €620 million available nationwide for electric bus funding. Electric buses As part of the scheme, BMU is funding the purchase of 30 electric buses in Dortmund with around €13.6 million. Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 handed over a sponsorship check to the Dortmund municipal utilities. With the help of ...

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German bank’s green bond portfolio reaches €2bn target

Bernd Loewen

Backed by a promotional mandate of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, the KfW Group says it will remain committed to the green bond market as an ambitious investor, thereby contributing to the further development of this market segment. Bernd Loewen, Board Member of KfW Group Green bonds are an important instrument to mobilise capital for the transition to ...

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Germany adopts new guidelines for renewable energies in transport sector

Svenja Schulze

At the suggestion of Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, the federal government of Germany on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 increased the share of renewable energies in the transport sector to 28 percent by 2030. This means that Germany goes well beyond the EU requirements of 14 percent. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze In addition to stronger incentives for green hydrogen, new ...

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Germany supports energy-intensive industry to attain greenhouse gas neutrality

Svenja Schulze

Having come into force on January 1, 2021, the new funding guideline in Germany tagged “Decarbonisation in Industry” was published on Friday, January 15 in the Federal Gazette. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The funding programme is intended to help energy-intensive industries such as steel, cement, lime, chemicals and non-ferrous metals to largely and permanently reduce process-related greenhouse gas emissions ...

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German parliament approves billion-euro agreement to compensate coal plant operators

Angela Merkel

The German parliament approved the government’s billion-euro agreement to compensate coal plant operators on Wednesday evening. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor Under the agreement, operators receive compensation for shutting plants down early, as the country switches to cleaner energy. Germany’s largest power producer RWE is due to receive €2.6 billion ($3.16 billion), while the eastern German company Leag will receive €1.75 billion. ...

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Germany to reward farmers over environmental performance

Svenja Schulze

At the Agricultural Congress organised by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presented concrete proposals as to how farmers in the country can be rewarded for valuable achievements in climate, environmental and nature conservation. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The proposals serve to implement ...

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