Science and the Environment
Germany is a land of ideas - Europe’s number 1 in terms of patent registrations - and among the most innovative countries worldwide. Internationally renowned institutions have made the country a hub of cutting-edge international science and research. Germany is also a partner in innovation to South Africa, developing research capacity and facilities jointly through exchange programs, research initiatives, academic conferences and high-level delegate visits.
Science, Technology and Innovation
The German government knows that a progressive climate policy is vital for a healthy economy. It leads to economic growth, employment, industrial innovation and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Germany has laid out a set of ambitious climate and energy goals with an outline of concrete steps to achieve them.
Environment and Climate Change
Securing a reliable, economically viable and environmentally sound energy supply is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. The German government has formulated guidelines for an environmentally sound, reliable and affordable energy supply and, for the first time, mapped a road to the age of renewable energy.