Tuesday, October 19

Climate Enegry and Enviroment

Klöckner wants a ban on animal transports from the EU to third countries
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

Klöckner wants a ban on animal transports from the EU to third countries

It is not guaranteed that countries like Russia or Turkey will adhere to animal welfare guidelines, says Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner. The ministerial meeting in Luxembourg today is also about bees and fur animals. BUnfavorable agriculture minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) urges a ban on long animal transports to countries outside the EU. To this end, she wants to bring a proposal to a meeting of EU agriculture ministers this Monday, together with the Netherlands and Luxembourg.The focus is primarily on Morocco, Turkey, Russia, the Middle East and Asia. “Animal protection must not stop at the EU borders,” said Klöckner. In the case of transports to countries further away, it cannot be absolutely guaranteed that animal welfare requirements will be observed.Rules should apply acr...
Almost 9 out of 10 Germans want a deposit on old cell phones
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

Almost 9 out of 10 Germans want a deposit on old cell phones

Old cell phones contain rare earths and other raw materials that can be recycled – if the devices don’t gather dust in drawers. A survey shows that there is an awareness of the problem among the population. ADiscarded cell phones contain valuable raw materials – yet they often gather dust in drawers or even end up in the household rubbish without permission. According to a survey, consumers are very aware of the problem: As the German Federal Environment Foundation (DBU) announced on Sunday in Osnabrück, according to a survey, 87 percent of German citizens consider a deposit on cell phones to be sensible.For the representative survey, the opinion research institute Forsa evaluated the answers of 1009 citizens aged 18 and over who were questioned at the end of February and beginning ...
Scheuer to Scholz: The cash register is empty
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

Scheuer to Scholz: The cash register is empty

The demand for subsidies for private e-car charging stations remains high. The Federal Transport Minister warns that the funds only lasted until this Thursday – and asked for more money. VMinister of Transport Andreas Scheuer (CSU) has asked Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) to make more money available to support private charging stations for electric cars. Due to the continued high demand, the funds of a funding program in the amount of 500 million euros only lasted until this Thursday, wrote Scheuer in a letter to Scholz. The letter was available to the German Press Agency.Scheuer asked the finance minister to top up the program by a further 200 million euros from existing resources from the energy and climate fund. “Stopping now would be a bad signal in the middle of the phas...
This is how Europe’s agriculture should become greener
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

This is how Europe’s agriculture should become greener

Almost 400 billion euros are earmarked for Europe’s farmers over the next few years. EU states and parliament have agreed on how the money should be allocated. There is more money for ecology – at least a little. NAfter months of struggle, negotiators from member states and the European Parliament have agreed on a reform of the EU’s agricultural policy. In future, European farmers will have to participate in so-called Eco-Schemes – ecological programs – in order to be entitled to the full direct payments from Brussels. The promotion is intended to become “greener”.From 2025, 25 percent of the aid is reserved for the programs. In the two years before that, the states should initially only test the new approach. In these years, the share of eco programs should only be 20 percent. ...