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Moving forward with the 7th Environment Action Programme

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The 2013 adopted 7th EU Environment Action Programme defines objectives for addressing persistent environmental problems of our time. The Programme should receive heightened attention atop the EU Agenda and its implementation should be goal-oriented and ambitious. This is the key message of a paper penned under UBA’s lead by 22 European environmental authorities as members of the EPA Network. read more


Eight years of REACH – an overall success but still much work ahead

Erklärung des Begriffs REACH: Europäische Chemikalienverordnung zur Registrierung, Bewertung, Zulassung und Beschränkung chemischer Stoffe

The Federal Ministry for Environment (BMUB) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) have drawn positive conclusions after eight years of REACH: The EU chemicals regulation REACH has made important progress towards the improved and sustainable use of chemicals, both in Europe and around the world. However, practice has also shown that the regulation presents new challenges every day. read more



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