You can help save the environment by making your company and its products more eco-friendly – and at the same time score points with your customers and cut your energy and raw materials costs. And we’re the ones who can show you how to do it. For example with an environmental management system, the Blauer Engel seal of environmental quality, or the Umweltinnovationsprogramm (environmental innovation program), which offers subsidies to companies that institute environmental innovations. And if you’d like to become a UBA contractor or provider, then you should take a look at our invitations to tender.

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Emerge more sustainable from the coronavirus pandemic

A PV power plant in the country side.

The German Environment Agency (UBA) has presented a plan on how to design the coronavirus stimulus packages to target environmental protection. "Environmental protection and climate action have been high on the political agenda in recent times and both will remain of major importance after the coronavirus crisis. We should be wary about losing sight of these acute problems as we restart the economy. The restart can only be viable for the future if the funding is used to drive a transformation to a sustainable and climate-neutral society. Investing in obsolete technologies and structures would aggravate the environmental crisis, prevent innovation, slow our competitiveness and put our implementation of the Paris Agreement a long way off," said UBA's President Dirk Messner. Originally presented in May the plan is now available in English. read more

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Climate change has an impact on the safety of installations

Lightning and technical installation

Sources of natural hazards, such as heavy rainfall, flooding, winter storms or lightning, can cause major accidents. Climate change can change the intensity, frequency and local distribution of such sources of hazards. Operators of installations in which large quantities of hazardous substances are present and the authorities responsible for them must therefore adapt their risk management. read more

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