Press release from | No. 16/2021

German Environment Agency co-champions global initiative for digital environmental sustainability

Die Erdkugel und Wörter in einer Programmiersprache.

The United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Programme, the International Science Council, the German Environment Agency, the Government of Kenya, Future Earth, and Sustainability in the Digital Age have joined forces to act as co-champions for a new global initiative called CODES (Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability). read more

Press release from | No. 12/2021

EEX Energy Exchange wins contract for sales in national emissions trading scheme

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On 15 March 2021 the European Energy Exchange AG (EEX) in Leipzig was awarded the contract for the sale of fuel emission allowances in the national emissions trading scheme (nETS). The German Environment Agency (UBA) had put this task out to tender on a Europe-wide basis as the body responsible for the implementation of the nETS. The first sale date is scheduled for October 2021. read more

Press release from | No. 11/2021

Call for entries for German Award for Nature Writing 2021

in einem dunklen Gehölz fällt Licht auf einen alten abgebrochenen Baum

This is the fifth time that the publishing house Matthes & Seitz Berlin is awarding the German Prize for Nature Writing in cooperation with the German Environment Agency and the Stiftung Kunst und Natur (Foundation for Art and Nature), which was already a cooperation partner last year. The competition is under the patronage of President Dirk Messner of the German Environment Agency. read more

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