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Press release on Water

Germany assumes chairmanship of Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM)

The Baltic Sea is a highly sensitive natural environment

On 1 July 2020, Germany assumed chairmanship of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission – Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) for a period of two years. Oversupply of nutrients, unexploded ordnance, marine litter, underwater noise pollution and climate change are the stresses on the marine ecosystems of the Baltic Sea on which Germany wants to focus during its tenure. read more

Press release on The UBA, Waste | Resources and Sustainability | Strategies | International matters


Raul Walch. Laborant’s Pause, 2018. Inkjet-Print. Copyright: Raul Walch

Waste is everywhere: in the Great Pacific garbage patch, as fine particular matter in the air, or as microplastics in the food chain. The group exhibition Zero Waste showcases international positions in contemporary art that point out the urgency to save resources, consume less, and live more sustainably. Zero Waste is on display at the MdBK Museum of fine arts in Leipzig von Jun 25 til Nov 8. read more

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