Joint Assertion by the U.S. Environmental Safety Company, the German Federal Ministry for the Surroundings, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Security and Shopper Safety, and the German Surroundings Company

BERLIN — In the present day, United States Surroundings Safety Company (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan met with German Minister for the Surroundings, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Security and Shopper Safety Steffi Lemke and President of the German Surroundings Company Prof. Dirk Messner, whereas attending the assembly of the G7 atmosphere, local weather and vitality ministers in Berlin.

Administrator Regan, Minister Lemke and President Messner launched the next joint assertion, highlighting their dedication to boost cooperation amongst their establishments to deal with environmental points related to the US, Germany, in addition to the worldwide neighborhood. These embody, amongst others, simply transition and environmental justice, air pollution of air, water and soil, in addition to alternatives and dangers for the atmosphere posed by digitalization.

The USA of America and the Federal Republic of Germany have an extended custom in bold environmental coverage, each domestically and globally. As massive industrialized economies, we face comparable challenges to a clear atmosphere, nature conservation and public well being. In the present day, we wish to provoke nearer cooperation to deal with these challenges, by sharing experiences and data and coordinating on main international environmental points.

We acknowledge present cooperation within the fields of local weather and the atmosphere between the US of America and the Federal Republic of Germany, together with the U.S.-Germany Local weather and Power Partnership, the Transatlantic Local weather Bridge and the DE-US.internet partnership on brownfield revitalization. Additionally, we welcome the prevailing longstanding trade between consultants of our establishments in varied worldwide fora, technical working teams, and analysis initiatives.

We’re conscious of the existence of regional and international environmental points and stress the necessity to discover long-term options to deal with these points via worldwide cooperation, in addition to the significance of cooperation among the many federal environmental establishments in each international locations. We acknowledge the widespread environmental challenges dealing with each international locations and the significance of bilateral cooperation and data trade to deal with these points.

Subsequently, we search to deepen cooperation between our establishments to be able to promote bilateral, in addition to regional and multilateral initiatives, as applicable, in crucial environmental problems with mutual curiosity. These might embody, however usually are not restricted to:

  • Simply transition and environmental justice;
  • Emissions of methane as an ozone precursor;
  • Chemical compounds evaluation and administration;
  • Air high quality;
  • Waste administration and brownfields revitalization;
  • Digitalization and sustainability;
  • Inexperienced procurement;
  • Options and greatest practices for combating marine litter;
  • Implementation and enforcement of environmental legal guidelines;
  • Nature-based local weather motion;
  • Round economic system and useful resource effectivity;
  • Waste administration; and
  • Water high quality and wastewater administration.

We intend to cooperate on the technical degree, together with trade of knowledge and experiences, and, the place applicable, via joint analysis and collaboration and to satisfy usually to debate present worldwide processes and strategic points for cooperation and analysis.

We’re dedicated to enhancing the state of the environment and to a simply and equitable transition to a zero-carbon economic system that leaves nobody behind and acknowledge that our bilateral and multilateral cooperation are essential components to attain these objectives each domestically and globally.

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