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WILDCARDS #13: GERMANY / ENVIRONMENT

By Markus, 13. December 2013

Today’s WILDCARD explores the topic of Environment in Germany. Learn more about German green, environmental protection regulations, the future of energy in Germany and compare it with yesterday’s card

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EXCERPT:

Guaranteed Eco

There are intelligent systems (garbage separation) and regulations in German environmental protection, and more are being invented not only to protect the environment, but also to market products.

German Green

The Germans see themselves as the pioneers in environmental protection. Since 1980, the Greens have been a major political force, causing a rise in sustainable awareness. Although it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, the environment is very clean in Germany. Almost 30% of the country has been placed under landscape or nature protection.

Each Home a Powerplant

80% of the German population support the Planned Nuclear Phase-out, 2022. Renewable energy resources are heavily supported by the government, and Germany has become one of the leading promoters and system manufacturers in the world. Future energy production should be decentralized, enabling every citizen to supply their own power. 

Interesting Fact 1

Germany has large water supplies, yet generations of children are warned not to let the water run while brushing their teeth. This is counter-productive as today, waterworks are required to press large amounts of water through the pipes to maintain them.

Interesting Fact 2

In 1981, the SPIEGEL released the first shocking report on the “Waldsterben”, the forest dieback. The image of a healthy environment was threatened by acid rain and other hazards. This was an important background for the rise of the green attitude.

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