Germany is known for its environmental awareness. The Germans believe that the man is a major cause of global warming. The country is committed to the Kyoto Protocol and several other treaties promoting biodiversity, low emission standards, recycling, renewable energy and supports sustainable development globally.
The German government has initiated an extensive exercise to reduce emissions. Germany has one of the highest rates of emissions of carbon dioxide per capita in the EU but remains significantly lower compared with Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia or the United States..