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Press release from | No. 31/2017

Who has the best ecodesign in Germany?

Gruppenbild der 10 Jurymitglieder vor dem Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin

On 11 September a panel jury of environmental and design experts made the nominations for this year's Bundespreis Ecodesign (German Ecodesign Award). Twenty submissions in the areas of architecture, energy, nutrition, home living, interior design, mobility and fashion can now hope to receive an award at an awards ceremony to be held 27 November. read more

Press release from | No. 30/2017

Urban Mining

Skyline einer Großstadt von oben, abends, Hochhäuser, Straßen, Schienen

Why not tap the enormous sources of raw materials which we ourselves have created? read more

Press release from | No. 29/2017

Emissions trading: EEX holds 500th German auction of emission allowances

Hands in front of a laptop screen showing a trading picture.

Since 5th January 2010, EEX has auctioned more than 900 million emission allowances on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. Including today’s 500th auction, revenue of in total approximately EUR 6 billion has been generated. These funds have been used almost completely for financing national and international climate protection measures. read more

Press release from | No. 27/2017

Federal employees continue to travel climate-friendly

business travellers in an airport

Emission reduction credits (ERCs) from high-quality international climate change mitigation projects will continue to compensate the official travel by German federal employees. The Federal Government plans to purchase more than 235,000 ERCs which will then be cancelled. ERCs for emissions in 2015 were purchased earlier this year. The next compensation procedure for 2016 emissions will now follow. read more

Press release from | No. 26/2017

Good indoor air quality is in jeopardy

A craftsman laying a wooden floor.

The German Environment Agency (UBA) is warning of potential health risks as a result of staying in buildings which do not meet adequate European standards. read more

Press release from | No. 24/2017

Public health in the course of climate change: Master plan for heat waves

Heruntergelassene Jalousien

High temperatures and heat waves are adding up to public health problems – and the impact of climate change is becoming more noticeable also in Germany. The federal states and local authorities can draft and implement heat wave action plans to protect public health. The German Environment Agency (UBA) has developed a master plan in collaboration with many experts from various disciplines.  read more


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