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Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection

The ministry provides the Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection with expert assistance in fulfilling their tasks as a member of the Bavarian state government. The ministry’s goals include maintaining the biodiversity, habitat diversity and recreational value of our landscape; protecting soil, air and water from pollution; reducing CO2 emissions, adapting to the consequences of climate change and carrying out research; and managing our waste by waste prevention, preparing for re-use and further recycling to waste disposal.

Bavaria is pleased to share information on 3 initiatives relevant to the ENCORE Themes:
  • Blühpakt (Flowering Pact) - a political and social response to the disappearance of native insects. Blühpakt advises and awards best practices for businesses, enterprises and public authorities on how to create pollinator friendly spaces.
  • REZ Centre for Basic Materials Efficiency (REZ) - The REZ is the central contact point for resource efficiency topics in Bavaria. It offers advice and shows examples of best practice with special consideration of small and middle enterprises of the industry.
  • Der wilde Wald (The wild forest) – The Bavarian Forest National Park was Germany’s first national park, and it continues to provide a space for nature for hundreds of species. Together with the neighbouring Šumava National Park in the Czech Republic, it forms the largest single forest reserve in Central Europe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI29hLciD4s