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Sep 13, 2012
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Agreed Initiative for Climate Protection

 

Berlin – German Development Minister Dirk Niebel and World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, have agreed on a joint initiative to protect the climate. The federal government would in the current year grant ten million euro grant for a new fund, Niebel said after meeting with Kim in Berlin on Tuesday. The fund to be created should help developing countries by, among other advice, to use funds from the new, global Green Climate Fund (GCF).

“I am pleased that Mr. Kim accepted our offer and stated his readiness to jointly look for additional sponsors on the lookout,” said Niebel. Germany is currently bidding with the city of Bonn to host the headquarters of the Green Climate Fund. The role of the GCF is to provide financial resources to developing countries to climate-friendly remodel their economies.

 

 

Aug 22, 2012
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Altmaier Wants to Better Coordinate Energy Policy

Berlin – German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier wants to achieve this year, a consensus among the 16 states on the coordination of energy policy. “In particular, the construction of new wind power plants exceeded the MRP of the covenant,” a ministry spokesperson said on Monday in Berlin. It needs to limit  0.1 to 0.2 percent of the fed wind power because of the expansion of electricity networks which do not consider the development step.
Environment Minister Altmaier already announced that “individual countries must take certain development targets distance,” said the spokesman. We could not say yet anything but would the government’s plan for the expansion of offshore wind energy definitely happen.
Aug 9, 2012
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Measures Against Flood Protection is Not Enough

 

BERLIN, Germany – Ten years after the great flood, the  the flood protection measures by the Society for Nature Conservation is still insufficient. President Olaf Tschimpke criticized the agency on Monday that they have the old “purely technical measures” and called for more space for the rivers.

Tschimpke sees the main cause of flooding in the narrowing of the rivers, which are natural areas of development. In the summer of 2002, the flood of the century devastated large parts of Dresden and many villages in the upper and middle area of Elbe were flooded with water.