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Soil | Agriculture

Ecological impact of farming

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Germany’s farming sector uses the largest amount of land, but is at the same a lynchpin of our economy – one that provides a reliable food supply and produces sustainable raw materials. The farming sector also plays a key role when it comes to preservation and development of the man-made environment. But increasingly intensive farming brings with it a host of eco-unfriendly effects. read more

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Waste | Resources

International climate protection activities

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Some countries have already achieved considerable success in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from waste. Germany has taken an important step in this direction by introducing a landfill ban for untreated municipal solid waste (MSW). The UBA is involved in international initiatives with the aim to publicize successful instruments and to implement them in other countries. read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment