Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia
The broad area of responsibility of this Department is unique among Germany’s states. The Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKULNV) is part of the government of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Federal Republic of Germany is a union of sixteen federated states. Under the country’s constitution, the “Basic Law”, the states enjoy a high degree of autonomy. They enact their own laws and also play a large role in Federal lawmaking. MKUNLV plans and prepares bills that are then submitted to the State Legislature for parliamentary deliberation and enactment. The Ministry applies Federal, State and European Union laws, oversees their implementation and controls the entire process through a variety of executive agencies. The Department is becoming ever more active in supporting activities and financial assisting private individuals, community institutions and business enterprises. Today, MKULNV provides compliance assistance and initiates and supports volunteer activities in North Rhine-Westphalia, for example in the areas of eco-efficiency, conservation and consumer advice.
Project: WACEE-Platform for Sustainable Economic Development, Climate and Resource Protection, Resource Recovery – Made in NRW
Ministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Landwirtschaft, Natur- und Verbraucherschutz NRW
Economic growth in line with environmental, climate and resource protection requires innovative ideas and approaches. The West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition”, WACEE for short, provides a yearly platform to promote networking and exchange for creative sustainable economic development solutions.
Sustainable economic development requires a considerate and efficient use of natural resources. The competence center for renewable energies and resource efficiency at the University of Kumasi in Ghana aims at showcasing how this can look like in practice. For this purpose, the University partners with two North Rhine-Westphalian Universities.
“Resource Recovery – Made in NRW” is a technical program aimed at participant tandems, that is, recycling planners, along with their managers, of both public authorities and private companies involved in the waste management sector in Ghana and Kenya. The project also encourages the establishment of recycling collaborations between Ghana, Kenya and NRW.