Environmental protection


Environmental problems like climate change transcend political borders, making environmental protection a foreign...


European environmental policy

European law covers almost all areas of environmental policy now. While EU environmental policy stands for internal policy action among the member states, the scope for foreign policy action on environmental topics is also growing.

Water and foreign policy

Ensuring the fair distribution of global water resources is one of the major challenges facing international policymakers in the 21st century. Currently some 900 million people around the world have no access to clean drinking water and 2.5 billion people do not have adequate sanitation. The consequences are serious.


Human activity and climate change present an ever greater threat to the biological diversity found on our planet. The international community considers preserving biodiversity to be one of its goals, and is supported in this by Germany’s efforts. more

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