Sustainable development

Nachhaltigkeit in Deutschland
Towards common goals: how Germany is contributing towards achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at home and worldwide.

Environmental subsidies in Germany

On these portals, clever conservationists will find all kinds of suggestions on how to get financial assistance for their environmental projects. Get more information on what kind of projects can receive financial aid or tips on how to fill out application forms.

Sustainability in Germany

These portals provide interesting information on political concepts and you’ll find out how citizens and entrepreneurs can learn to act more responsibly.

For a better future

Nearly 1.500 applicants from 50 countries took part in the competition „beyond bauhaus - prototyping the future“. We present three of the winners.

17 goals for a better world

The name is misleading: Germany’s National Sustainable Development Strategy is aimed at people all over the globe. These are the goals and some of the successes.

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Quick facts
The German Sustainable Development Strategy

is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). National goals are…

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less greenhouse gas emissions than 1990 by the year 2030.

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less air pollution than 2005 by the year 2030.

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ecological agriculture by 2030.

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market share for environmentally friendly products by 2030.

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renewable energy share of gross final energy consumption by 2020.

Living without waste

No plastic packaging, no takeaway coffee cups: it is not easy to live without generating waste, but it is possible. Two families show how it is done and give some simple tips.

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.

Fashionable step forward

Jewellery made from fish skin and bags from garbage – consumers want more sustainability in fashion. The industry is reacting with creative solutions.