Press release from | No. 39/2022

Sustainability at the supermarket: retailers not tapping their full potential


The food retailing sector is taking action to promote environmental protection. Examples include store organic brands, a larger selection of vegan products or energy efficiency increases in their food outlets and business offices. On the whole, the companies studied could make much greater use of their influence and scope for action, says a recent study by the German Environment Agency (UBA). read more

Press release from | No. 38/2022

Blauer Kompass award for outstanding projects in climate change adaptation and risk prevention


A flood alliance, “Tiny Forests” as a place for teaching about climate change adaptation and others – the winners of the national Blauer Kompass Award 2022 have been announced. The €25,000 in prize money is awarded to outstanding climate change adaptation projects in the areas of flood protection, agriculture, skilled crafts and trade, environmental education and rural development. read more

Press release from | No. 35/2022

German Environment Agency assisting Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with research on causes of the Oder River crisis

The river Elbe in the foreground with trees on the bank and blue sky.

Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke has commissioned the German Environment Agency to collect all available data, tip-offs and hypotheses concerning the mass die-off of fish in the Oder river and carry out a systematic evaluation of the information with experts from other authorities in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. read more

Press release from | No. 34/2022

New collaboration between Merseburg University of Applied Sciences and German Environment Agency

verglaster Gebäudeeingangsbereich mit eingraviertem Logo des Umweltbundesamtes

A new cooperation agreement between the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences and the German Environment Agency lays the foundation for their cooperation in the fields of the environment and digitalisation. The occasion and central element of this partnership is the establishment of the National Centre for Environmental and Nature Conservation Information ( read more

Press release from | No. 32/2022

Heat in the inner city: a plea for more trees and shade

Stuttgart von oben, zu sehen ist die Lage in einem Talkessel

Climate change is resulting in an increasing number of hot summer days in Germany. Tropical nights – when the temperature doesn't fall below 20 °C – are increasing. This is a particular burden for vulnerable groups in densely populated inner cities. A recent study by the UBA has systematically investigated how cooler temperatures can be realised in inner-city neighbourhoods and their buildings. read more

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