Environmental policy must respond to the negative effects of the megatrends of recent decades on the environment and natural resources. Aspects of a “transformative” environmental policy must also be implemented in corporate environmental management to contribute to sustainable production and consumption.
Sustainable development is not possible without protecting the environment and natural resources and using them responsibly and fairly. Water shortage and contamination, squander issues, deficient control of air contamination, loss of rich soils, and significant biological system administrations have genuine monetary and social results. Environmental policy must respond to the negative effects of the megatrends of recent decades (globalization, urbanization, industrialization, loss of biodiversity, climate change) on the environment and natural resources to prevent long-term damage to our ecosystems and life. terms.
The fields of action of environmental policy are correspondingly broad, such as:
- Conservation of biological diversity
- Protection of forests, seas, and soils, as well as the ozone layer
- Control of air pollution
- Sustainable production and consumption
- Circular economy
- The sustainable energy industry and mobility
- Avoidance of environmental conflicts
Aspects of a “transformative” environmental policy must also be implemented in corporate environmental management to contribute to sustainable production and consumption. That is why GIZ advises companies along the entire value chain on the sustainable management of water, wastewater, waste, and resources. Counseling also includes occupational health and safety, continuing training, and gender equality. The aim is to convince companies that environmentally friendly management can also be profitable. Organizations in global inventory chains further develop their business openings in the event that they can follow worldwide natural and social principles through the use of website development. Modern parks advantage from supportable administration.
GIZ provides advice on environmental management at the international, national and corporate level, for example, on the subject of sustainable management of chemicals and environmentally friendly technologies.
In addition, recycling is an important field of advice, especially since e-waste and contaminated sites pose a safety, environmental and health risk in many developing and emerging countries.