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German Coalition Talks Hint at Key Elements of German Environmental Policy 2018-2021

Germany - February 6 2018 After the 2017 German parliamentary elections, the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) faced difficulties in…

Patrick Braasch

German Court Will Take Evidence in Groundbreaking Climate Change Case

Germany - December 8 2017 RWE claimed that it could not be held liable for damages, as the company held valid environmental permits under emission control regulations…

Patrick Braasch

Urban Mining Briefing Reveals Huge Global Potential

Germany - October 4 2017 Germany’s increasing shortage of natural resources and the corresponding mounting cost of extracting raw materials signals the need for alternative…

Eun-Kyung Lee

Responsibility for German Nuclear Waste Shifts With Creation of State-owned Fund

Germany - July 18 2017 In early July 2017, operators of German nuclear power plants initiated the next step in the process of decommissioning by transferring €24 billion to…

Paul Davies, Alexander Wilhelm

European Commission Proposes Action to Streamline Environmental Reporting

European Union - June 27 2017 On June 9, 2017, the European Commission (EC) published its Action Plan to Streamline Environmental Reporting (COM(2017) 312), summarising the…

Eun-Kyung Lee