Press release from | No. 53/2020

Climate change adaptation in Germany – specialist conference on strategies to counter heat, drought and heavy rainfall

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A resilient climate change forest, urban green as a cool oasis in the middle of a hot city, climate-friendly building materials made from natural resources, and a coaching programme to assist municipalities in adapting to climate change – these are the winners of this year’s Blauer Kompass award. The projects were honoured during an online conference on climate resilience. read more

Press release from | No. 49/2020

Federal Government adopts action plan for a climate resilient Germany

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The Federal Government adopted the current progress report on the German Adaptation Strategy today. In addition to taking stock of past activities, the Government has set priorities for future work. These include better fundamentals for financing climate adaptation. For the first time, the Federal Environment Ministry is also funding social facilities with up to 150 million euros to address their... read more

Press release from | No. 48/2020

Coronavirus protection in schools: Airing rooms for five minutes, every 20 minutes

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The German Environment Agency (UBA) has drafted some helpful guidance for the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in Germany (KMK) on proper airing practices in schools. The handbook reflects the UBA experts' recommendations on indoor air hygiene and how proper ventilation in schools can reduce the risk of infection with the novel coronavirus. read more

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