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Baden-Württemberg, Reutlingen: A bus arrives at the bus station.

Model towns and cities Clear air - good transport concepts help

Five model towns and cities aim to improve air quality swiftly and effectively by making local public transport more attractive. Federal Minister for the Environment Svenja Schulze and Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer announced the plans jointly with the model communities. The federal government is to invest around 130 million euros, which is equivalent to 95 per cent of the costs of the planned measures. more

Official photo of the G20 agriculture ministers at their meeting in Buenos Aires

Meeting of G20 Agriculture Ministers "A breakthrough for agriculture," says Klöckner

The agriculture ministers of the G20 countries affirmed their commitment to open and World Trade Organization (WTO) rule-based trade. One of the priorities at their meeting in Argentina was achieving a sustainable food future. Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner called the meeting a "breakthrough". more

Wind turbines in front of the power plant in Jänschwalde.

Petersberg Climate Dialogue Rules for global climate protection

"Global problems can only be solved together," said the Federal Chancellor at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. In Berlin, representatives from 35 countries prepared for the next climate conference in Poland. The goal is to agree on a binding set of rules for implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change. more

Helen Clark, Marlehn Thieme and Angela Merkel (left to right)

German Council for Sustainable Development A example to follow regarding sustainability

Sustainability has established itself in the political arena, the private sector and society as a whole, said Chancellor Angela Merkel at the annual conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development. more

One Planet Summit in Paris Call for more climate-friendly investment

The One Planet Summit in Paris is looking at ways of financing climate action. Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks is attending. The meeting is to look at "all worldwide investment that must be made climate-friendly," she explained. more