Clean air, safe drinking water, unspoiled nature – we need an environment in which we can live a healthy life and feel at ease. Both natural environmental occurrences and environmental pollution as a result of human activities can be harmful to our health. Environment-related health protection is therefore a central field of action in German environmental policy.
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Gruppenbild von der Weltchemikalienkonferenz – ICCM5
Press Chemical Safety | 30.09.23

Adoption of Global Framework on Chemicals

Bonn Declaration for global sustainable management of chemicals and waste sends strong political signal. Representatives from around the world have adopted a new Global Framework on Chemicals.

Press Chemical Safety | 24.09.23

ICCM5 opens in Bonn

The fifth World Chemicals Conference (ICCM5) will be opened in Bonn by Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke. The conference aims to establish a global commitment to safe chemical management.

Stadtviertel mit viel sonniger Grünfläche aus Vogelperspektive
Press Climate adaptation | 13.07.23

German government adopts climate adaptation law

The law creates the first strategic framework for precautionary climate adaptation on all administrative levels in Germany.

Vier Münzstapel und Geldscheine
Press International | 03.03.22

New Nature for Health Trust Fund for Pandemic Prevention

The new Fund will help countries achieve more holistic policymaking by creating further evidence of the links between biodiversity, climate and health, and will support decision makers and relevant actors.

Press Water & Waste & Soil | 01.07.21

International water dialogue provides recommendations for action

Together with international stakeholders, Federal Environment Minister Schulze presents recommendations for action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal for water.

Wasser fließt in eine Hand
Press Water & Waste & Soil | 21.03.21

World Water Day: Schulze invites international community

On the occasion of World Water Day, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze is calling on the international community to engage in a worldwide dialogue on the future of the water supply.

Aufnahme des Regenwaldes in Brasilien.
Press Nature and Biological Diversity | 30.10.20

Biodiversity against pandemics

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presented the IPBES report on biodiversity and pandemics together with representatives of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Regenwald wird abgeholzt
Press Climate | 02.04.20

Global nature conservation can reduce risk of future epidemics

According to a scientific report, more measures in nature conservation can prevent new infectious diseases and their spread.

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