COP28-Livestream on December 10th from 2.30 p.m. (Dubai Time): Press Conference with Steffi Lemke and Annalena Baerbock
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Breathing clean air is a basic human need. At the same time, however, human activities cause air pollution. The main sources are energy consumption, road transport, agriculture and the production of goods. Of all air pollutants, particulate matter, ozone and nitrogen dioxide affect human health the most.

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Press Mobility | 28.03.23

EU member states pave way for zero-emission cars from 2035

The new regulation of the CO2 fleet limits decided by the EU member states in Brussels is a great step forward for European climate protection.

Press Air | 03.06.21

Germany needs an overall nitrogen target

Excess nitrogen emissions are one of the most pressing yet most neglected of global environmental problems.

Schematische Darstellung der Verwandlung von Strom in Wasserstoff
Press Mobility | 03.02.21

Provisions for renewable energies in the transport sector adopted

At the suggestion of Svenja Schulze, the federal government decided to increase the share of renewable energies in the transport sector to 28 percent by 2030. This step should help to achieve the climate goals.

Press Climate | 10.07.20

German government offsetting emissions of all official travel

As in recent years, the German government and federal administration once again offset the entirety of its greenhouse gas emissions incurred through official travel in 2019.

Press Digitalisation | 07.11.18

Code4Green: 1st BMU Sustainability Hack

Over a 24 hours period, 65 young professionals researched and developed prototypes for digital applications and business models. For this purpose, the ministry provided the professionals with data on circular economy and air pollu

Earth showing a tropical storm in the eastern Indian Ocean and the western coast of Australia
Press Climate | 26.11.17

Global restrictions on climate-damaging refrigerants

The amendment has already secured the required number of ratifications just one year after its adoption in the Rwandan capital Kigali and can now enter into force in 2019.

Press Air | 05.08.10

New EU Directive on Ambient Air Quality transposed into German law

Particularly harmful fine particles addressed for the first time

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