Sustainability and environment
Germany works with its partners to promote sustainable global development. German policy is guided by the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals.
In its sustainability strategy, Germany aligns its approach with the 2030 Agenda and other guiding principles set by the United Nations. Numerous national initiatives contribute to its successful implementation.
A green future
Germany is committed to protecting the environment and biodiversity. At the same time, through its energy transition strategy the country is tapping ecological and economic opportunities.
Facts and figures
The number of people working in the field of renewable energy in Germany in 2021.
The share of total electricity generation in Germany which was made up by renewables in 2022.
At least 80%
The target for renewable energy in Germany by 2030.
17% reduction in primary energy use
In 2020, primary energy use was down almost 17% compared to 2008 and the aim is to achieve a 50% reduction by 2050.
1.85 million km of power lines
More than 80 percent of these run under the ground, while around 324,000 km are overhead power lines.