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Mitigating climate change. Creating value. Utilising resources efficiently. - Charter for Wood 2.0
Date:
06.10.17

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Wood has shaped human development since the dawn of time. Fire, the wheel, the construction of villages and towns – none of these things would have been conceivable without wood. And even today, in the digital age, wood is our most important renewable resource and is still opening up new perspectives – in particular, as a essential factor in climate change mitigation. Thanks to its environmental value, we can use wood not only to conserve our resources, but also to improve our overall climate footprint.

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Ques­tions and An­swers on the Fipronil Con­tam­i­na­tion in Eggs

Egg production holdings in Belgium and the Netherlands were treated with a product for pest-control which was contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil. It is now known that contaminated eggs were delivered to all federal states.

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Minister Schmidt presents Green Paper

Min­is­ter Schmidt presents Green Pa­per

On 30 December 2016, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt presented the Green Paper on Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas. The contents: the guiding principles underpinning the future food and agricultural policies.

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Ausschnitt aus der Flyer-Visualisierung: Stilisierte Landschaft mit Wiese, Meer, Bergen, Kühen, Wolken, Himmel sowie ein Gemeindeamt mit Menschen davor.

Pro­mot­ing en­gage­ment for the in­te­gra­tion of refugees

Many rural regions in Germany offer good opportunities for the integration of refugees likely to remain in the country in the long term. Solidarity in a village community can give people who had to leave their homeland the courage to make a new start and provide them with social support. In the face of demographic change, integrating these new neighbours also opens up new opportunities for the regions themselves – successful integration is to the benefit of everyone.

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Federal Minister Christian Schmidt

Agree­ment reached on 2017 catch quo­tas for the North Sea

At the EU Council of Agriculture Ministers' meeting held in Brussels on 12 and 13 December, the European Fisheries Ministers agreed on the total allowable catches (TACs) and the catch quotas for 2017. This concerns in particular the fish stocks of the North Sea and the North East Atlantic.

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Federal minister
Christian Schmidt

"The contamination with Fipronil has a European dimension. I see the need for closer cooperation at the European level."

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