Saving the Earth

Die Umwelt schützen
How Germany supports environmental and climate protection around the world

The climate think tank

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research is one of the world’s leading environmental policy think tanks. One of its studies is even responsible for a “word of the year”.

The carbon controversy

The Fridays for Future movement is calling for a radical carbon tax, yet a prominent scientist does not believe this is the way forward. Who is right?
Quiz

Off to the woods!

Deutsche Wälder
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    Deutschlands Berge: Watzmann und Hochkalter
    How many hectares of forest does Germany have?
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      Deutsche Baumvielfalt
      What is the most common type of tree in Germany?
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        Insekten können eine Gefahr für Bäume sein
        Which insects pose a particular risk to the spruce trees in Germany?
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          Deutschland ist reich an Wäldern
          How many tons of carbon do German forests store per year?
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            Wälder in Deutschland
            Which two German states have the most forests?
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              Deutsche Wälder speichern sehr viel CO2
              How many types of tree are there in Germany?
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              Julia Klöckner, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture
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              “The situation is dramatic”

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              Klimaforschung: Vier Top-Studiengänge
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              Studying for a better world

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              Bundesminister für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur: Andreas Scheuer
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              Germany to spend billions to tackle climate change

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              IAA: Neue Fahrzeuge und Konzepte für die Elektromobilität in Deutschland
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              IAA 2019: It's all so green here!

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              Take it home with you!

              Almost a third of the food produced worldwide is thrown away. The good news is that there are lots of initiatives aimed at saving food from the waste bin.

              Climate protection, not coal

              Following Germany’s general elections and ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, Germany is planning to phase out coal. Time is short, but there are still problems to be overcome.

              Don’t waste a single drop

              Germany is the European champion when it comes to saving water and is supporting projects around the world that are designed to protect this vital resource.