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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.