Nuclear Safety

Nuclear Safety

The framework conditions for the use of nuclear energy in the Federal Republic of Germany are stipulated in the Basic Law and the Atomic Energy Act. Following the events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant the framework conditions to phase out nuclear power for the commercial generation of electricity in Germany were further specified by the 13th Act amending the Atomic Energy Act. With the amended Atomic Energy Act entering into force, eight nuclear power plants immediately forfeited their operating licenses.

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International | 02.05.22

BMUV supports India on forest conservation and climate action

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Europe | 17.03.22

Germany supports phasing out combustion engines by 2035

Germany supports the European Commission’s proposal to limit new registrations of cars and vans to zero-emissions vehicles from 2035 onwards.
Circular Economy | 17.03.22

New rules for more sustainable batteries

The regulation is intended to ensure the sustainable use of batteries along the entire value chain throughout the EU.
International | 04.03.22

Lemke: UN Environment Assembly endorses historic resolutions

Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke commends the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) as a great success signalling the strength of the international community.
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.
International | 01.03.22

Global agreement to combat flood of plastic within reach

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