The ‘Export Initiative for Environmental Technologies’ was launched in 2016 by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The aim of this initiative is for knowledge about and applications for technologies – particularly technologies for protecting the environment and the climate, as well as innovative (green) infrastructure – to be disseminated and consolidated in the relevant target countries.

All over the world, there is growing demand for technologies for protecting the environment and the climate and for increasing efficiency. This presents German companies with excellent opportunities to establish themselves on a global scale. Another aim of this initiative is to help communicate and apply global environmental standards and parameters.

The BMU’s ‘Export Initiative for Environmental Technologies’ focuses on the transfer of knowledge and technology, particularly in the areas that overlap with the BMU’s fields of expertise. Examples of these specialisms include:

  • Management of water and wastewater
  • Closed cycle management and the management of waste and raw materials
  • Resource efficiency and the treatment of soil and wastewater
  • Sustainability and energy efficiency in construction and urban development
  • Sustainable consumption
  • Climate-friendly mobility
  • Air pollution control

VDI/VDE-IT is helping the BMU to plan and implement the ‘Exporting sustainable and green (environmental) infrastructure’ funding programme. It is also providing support with administrative tasks and with academic, technical aspects.