Press release from | No. 40/2022

Jury announces nominees for winner of German Ecodesign Award 2022

photo of the jury in front of a building

In its two-day session early this week, the jury reviewed and evaluated 137 submissions in the project rooms of feldfünf e.V. in Berlin. After deliberations, the environmental and design experts nominated 28 projects for the German Ecodesign Award 2022. The ultimate winners of the award will be announced by Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke at the award ceremony on 5 December. read more

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

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