Protecting climate and environment

Energy, Climate & Environment

Climate protection, promotion of renewable energy sources and protection of the environment are major focal points of German Government policy. These policies have also become a driving force for German businesses, which are already at the forefront of innovation and job creation in the field. The German Government has not only established some of the most ambitious climate protection and energy goals in the world, it has also set up effective and innovative measures to encourage citizens, businesses and even international partners to help meet those goals.

Making Progress with the "Energiewende"

"Energy Transformation Now!"

In German, the word "Energiewende" is used to describe the growing change in environmental policy, law and attitude within Germany. The emphasis is on renewables and the German Government has made huge steps towards a cleaner, safer, and more environmentally conscious energy policy.

Energiewende in Germany

Simply Renewable: From the Alps to the North Sea

Renewable Energies

Renewable resources and sustainibility are two of the German government's top priorites. From the wind farms in the north to the solar cells in the south, every one is doing their part to protect the environment and promote renewable resources.

Renewable Energy in Practice

Electric Mobility: One Million Electric Cars by 2020

Electric Cars in Berlin

Electric Mobility is the future, even the automobile industry titans can agree on that. New innovation is neccessary to jumpstart the electronic vehicle market. The German government has long been a supporter of further electronic innovations. As Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the Electric Mobility Conference in Berlin, "Today you have a Chancellor who believes in electromobility."

Electric Mobility

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Germans and Americans can be a powerful motor for cooperation on climate and energy policies. The aim of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge is to help Americans and Germans exchange know-how and to pave the way for joint solutions.

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Germany's Natural Heritage: Sustainibility in Action


Sustainability is a key principle of the German government, and Germany's natural heritage sites represent sustainibility in action. "What we do today must not prejudice our children and grandchildren’s chances of enjoying prosperity and living in an intact environment."

Natural Heritage

Studies and Publications


We have selected a number of publications on German Environmental and Climate Policy for you that are available for download free of charge. Brouse through our list or visit the website of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety for even more publications.

Studies and Publications

Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

Logo of Green Talents 2015

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

Latest Climate News

Latest News

Energiewende in Germany

Check out the latest videos highlighting Germany's commitment to climate protection.


Federal Environment Ministry

Leaves, © BMU / Bernd Müller

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU for short), has a comprehensive English-language site. It features detailed information on climate and energy policies, nuclear safety, nature conservation, water management and more.

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
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