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OECD handbook reinforces environmental protection in raw material

Drohnenansicht eines kontaminierten, giftigen Wasserlaufs in Geamana, Rumänien

The new OECD Handbook on Environmental Due Diligence in Mineral Supply Chains is a milestone for environmental protection in global value chains. For the first time, a clear description is given of how companies can identify, assess and prioritise environmental issues at the beginning of their global supply chains and take measures to prevent, mitigate or find solutions to arising problems. read more

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Sustainable lifestyles: From the niche to the city centres

young woman offers things to swap instead of buy in modern furnished store

City centres have long been characterised by high levels of consumption. They now face major changes due to online retailing, the aftermath of COVID19 and the climate crisis. The UBA coordinated EU Interreg project “NiCE – from niche to centre”, started in May 2023. The project aims to take advantage of these changes and make city centres more attractive again by offering sustainable options. read more

Press release on Waste | Resources and Water

Marine Litter Round Table active against plastic pollution in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea for seven years

Müll liegt am Sandstrand, vor allem Plastik- und Fischereimüll.

For seven years, the Marine Litter Round Table has been developing recommendations for actions against plastic pollution in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The contributors are meeting in Berlin with patrons, Federal Minister for the Environment Steffi Lemke, Minister for Environment of Lower Saxony Christian Meyer and UBA President Dirk Messner to present results. read more

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International workshop on corruption prevention: video statement

next to a recently sprouted plant a hand stacks coins

From 14 to 16 February 2023, the International Academy Transformation for Environment and Sustainability at the UBA (abbreviated to "TES Academy") held a three-day workshop on "Corruption Prevention as a Prerequisite for Successful Sustainability Transformation". In a video statement, the participating international experts call for cooperation in the prevention of corruption. read more

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  1. Environmental Protection in the Arctic – support of German activities in the Arctic Council in terms of a pilot study on monitoring plastic litter on arctic coastlines applying remote sensing techniques
  2. Die Umsetzung der Sustainable Development Goals als Chance und Herausforderung für das Bürgerschaftliche Engagement
  3. Umweltschutz in der Arktis – Unterstützung der deutschen Aktivitäten im Arktischen Rat durch eine Pilotstudie zum Monitoring von Kunststoffmüll an arktischen Küsten mittels fernerkundlicher oder luftgestützter Methoden
  4. Tailings Management Facilities (TMF) Safety Methodology
  5. A prioritization framework for PMT/vPvM Substances under REACH for registrants, regulators, researchers and the water sector
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