On World Environment Day, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, together with the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), invites to the “Week of the Environment”. Amongst others, IFA President Jörn Verleger was guest in the park of Schloss Bellevue.

For the seventh time, the park of the Federal President’s official residence will be transformed into a city of tents and stages – with around 190 exhibitors as well as a stage and expert forum program on current environmental topics and with well-known and high-ranking personalities from politics, society, business and science. The main stage will host four high-profile panels on the topics of hydrogen technology, climate neutrality and energy security, biodiversity and resource conservation as well as transformation and social cohesion.

A healthy environment is essential. Over 3 billion people are affected by degraded ecosystems. Pollution causes around 9 million premature deaths every year. More than 1 million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction.
Sustainability must become the central basis for decision-making for all of us.

From the policies we support, to the food and transportation choices we make, to the companies whose customers we are. We can all make environmentally friendly choices that will collectively bring about the necessary changes.

“To support natural climate protection, it is crucial to promote a sustainable way of life. Sustainability involves using resources responsibly, reducing waste and promoting renewable energy. Individual action can make a big difference. Everyone can make a contribution to climate protection by taking small steps such as reducing energy consumption, using public transport or recycling waste,” says IFA President Jörn Verleger.

World Environment Day was first proclaimed by the United Nations in 1972. It aims to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage people to take action. In Germany, Environment Day has been celebrated since 1980.