Germany will seek to launch a European ecological industrial policy during its EU presidency, the environment ministry confirmed on Monday. The aim will be to help spur innovation to help meet key environmental challenges, it said. EU environment ministers will be asked to discuss the plan at a meeting in Germany in early June.
The German government decided in early November that energy and climate will be among its top political priorities for its presidencies of the EU and the G8 industrialised nations’ group, both of which start on 1 January.
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