Press release from | No. 21/2021

Strengthening environmental and climate protection in corporate reporting obligations

Ein idylisches Flussufer mit vielen grünen Bäumen, die sich im Wasser spiegeln

A recent study on behalf of the German Environment Agency (UBA) shows that even though German companies increasingly report on climate, water, resources and waste, significant gaps remain. Only about 20 percent disclose information on air pollution and biodiversity. Apparently, the identified gaps in corporate reporting are often due to insufficient legal provisions. read more

Press release from | No. 20/2021

Fluorinated refrigerants in the EU: additional CO₂ savings potential of 100 million tonnes

Old refrigerators at a recycling facility

A new publication by the German Environment Agency (UBA) proposes an even stronger regulation of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to protect the climate. HFCs are used as refrigerants in cooling and refrigerant systems which may escape to the environment during filling, operation and disposal. Ammonia, water and hydrocarbons are available as climate-friendly alternatives. read more

Press release from | No. 19/2021

Germans consider environmental protection and climate action highly relevant – despite coronavirus pandemic

Ein Mädchen in einem Supermarkt

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 65 percent of Germans consider environmental protection and climate action to be a very important issue. Climate action in particular remains just as important during the pandemic for 70 percent and has actually become more important for 16 percent. The people surveyed see a need for action above all in energy, agriculture and transport. These are the results of a... read more

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