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Sustainability and environment

Germany and its partners are working to ensure sustainable global development – with an eye on society, business and the environment.

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Responsible action

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.

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Fostering sustainable Development

The sustainable development of all nations lays the foundations for a peaceful future. It’s a goal to which the Federal Government is firmly committed.
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Power generation in Germany in 2019 (gross power generation in per cent)

Source: Destatis
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The 2030 Agenda as a compass

The international community has set itself ambitious targets for sustainable development. Germany and its partners are doing their part to bring about change.
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Carbon dioxide emissions in 2019/worldwide share

(in per cent, Source: EU Commission)

Sustainable Economy

Germany is one of the most sustainable industrial countries. Many companies are committing to their social responsibility.
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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.

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Essential Diversity

16 national parks and 18 biosphere reserves between the North Sea and the Alps afford many rare animal and plant species special protection.

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Greentech – A Sector with a Future

Environmental technology from Germany is in international demand. The sector is an important growth market.

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Sustainable Tourism

The Corona pandemic has severely limited travel. Prior to this, the industry was growing steadily – including in the segment of eco-tourism.

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