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Press release from | No. 01/2016

More than beautiful: Announcing the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2016

logo with the word "schön" (beautíful)

The Federal Environment Ministry and the UBA are announcing the German Federal Ecodesign Award for the fifth time. The Award recognises products, services and concepts that distinguish themselves both ecologically and aesthetically. The motto More than Beautiful governs this year's award under which businesses, design agencies, start-ups and students may make their entries until 11 April. read more

Press release from | No. 48/2015

Old diesel vehicles must be phased out of city centres

Traffic is the main source of NO2 pollution in city centres.

The German Environment Agency (UBA) is recommending a fundamental reorientation of transport policy, and for cities in particular. UBA’s President, Ms Maria Krautzberger, reiterated this recommendation upon publication of this year’s Schwerpunkte (What Matters) report, based on the still excessively high levels of nitrogen dioxide emitted mainly by diesel vehicles. read more

Press release from | No. 45/2015

German diet is a strain on the climate

Eine Vielzahl von abgepacktem und rohem Fleisch

Meat and non-seasonal produce with long hauling distances in particular continue to be a strain on the environment and the climate, according to data in the Umwelt, Haushalte und Konsum brochure by the German Environment Agency (UBA). UBA's President Maria Krautzberger said, "We will only be able to achieve our climate protection goals if we reconsider our consumer habits in earnest." read more


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