Sustainability in Germany

Germany is committed to implementing the United Nations Agenda 2030, with its ambitious 17 global sustainability goals, and to promoting sustainable development. The country first adopted a sustainability strategy back in 2002 and regularly updates it to point the way forward for sustainable development in Germany.

The guiding principles on which the National Sustainability Strategy is based are inter-generational equity, quality of life, social cohesion and global responsibility.

Its goals include increasing the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix to 60% by 2050 and ensuring in the next few years that organic farming accounts for one fifth of all agricultural activity.Germany is on the right path.  We already generate a good third of our electricity from renewables, resulting in a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Read more about it, in the fact sheet on sustainability of the German Pavilion.

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