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Cover von 2023-06-07_Texte_84_2023_KlimKreis_Teilbericht_Deutschland_ENG
Climate | Energy, Waste | Resources

Determining climate protection potentials in the circular economy for Germany and the EU / Partial Report Germany


This partial report shows decision-makers and interested parties the potential of the circular economy for greenhouse gas reduction in 2017 and for 2030 in Germany. Municipal waste, food waste and roughly commercial waste and construction and demolition waste are contemplated using the life cycle assessment method. The crediting of self-composting in the recycling rate is estimated with regard to...read more

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Cover des Berichts "Effect studies of new hormone active substances on aquatic snails Potamopyrgus antipodarum"
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Effect studies of new hormone active substances on aquatic snails Potamopyrgus antipodarum


The aim of the project was to gain new insights into the effects of progestins and glucocorticoids on aquatic invertebrates, in particular water snails. For this, two medicinal substances for human use were tested, Dienogest and Dexamethasone. The influence of both substances on the reproduction of Potamopyrgus antipodarum was investigated using the 28-day reproduction test according to OECD TG 24...read more

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Cover of Background Triple Inner Urban Development: people cycling in a park
Transport, Noise, Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Triple Inner Urban Development - Definition, Tasks and Opportunities for an Environmentally Oriented Urban Development

Results of the Strategic Research Agenda for Urban Environmental Protection and the research project “Advancing the New European Bauhaus – AdNEB”


Urban spaces are confronted with diverse competing uses. There is high development pressure on inner-city land, especially in growing municipalities. At the centre of the planning model of triple inner urban development is the question of how mobility, green and open spaces and building can be developed together in a qualified manner in order to achieve high quality of life for all city residents....read more

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Cover von 2023-05-24_TEXTE_72-2023_OECD_Test-Guidelines
Chemicals, Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Review of the OECD Test Guidelines relevant to environmental assessment with regard to the state of the art in science and technology

Überprüfung der für die Umweltbewertung relevanten OECD Prüfrichtlinien hinsichtlich des Stands der Wissenschaft und Technik


OECD Test Guidelines (TG) are internationally standardized methods for testing chemicals. Industry, academia and authorities use the data collected with these methods for the evaluation of chemicals (such as industrial chemicals) with regard to their hazards to humans and the environment. Therefore, it is necessary that the TGs be continuously expanded and updated to reflect the state of the art i...read more

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Cover vom Climate_Change_18-2023_Funding climate-friendly  soil management: Risks  and key issues
Climate | Energy, Waste | Resources, Soil | Land

Funding climate-friendly soil management: Risks and key issues

Key issues to be considered in the design of funding instruments


This report summarises key aspects that should be accounted for in the design of policy instruments to support the implementation of climate-friendly soil management measures. It outlines overarching aspects that need to be considered for any type of policy instruments. Furthermore, aspects that are relevant for all types of results-based funding schemes are elaborated upon. Particular risks exist...read more

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Climate Change
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Das Cover von_2023-06-28_SciOPap_Recast-Urban-Wastewater-Treatment-Directive
Chemicals, Water

Moving forward: The European Commission’s Proposal for a Recast Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive


This scientific opinion paper discusses the key topics of the European Commission’s Proposal for a Recast Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. It shows how the proposed changes could affect wastewater treatment in Germany and highlights further refinement needs.In general, the proposal of the revised UWWTD is endorsed. The clear shift from basic wastewater collection and treatment to efficient wa...read more

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Cover von 2023-05-10_TEXTE_67-2023_Towards_ healthy
Climate | Energy, Waste | Resources, Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Towards healthy and sustainable diets in Germany

An analysis of the environmental effects and policy implications of dietary change in Germany


Dietary changes towards healthier and more sustainable diets have been highlighted as one of the key strategies for simultaneously reducing the environmental pressures of the food system and the health risks of current dietary patterns. Although there is broad consensus on the long-term need for global dietary changes, much less information is available or accessible at the national level. This re...read more

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Monographs of Environmental Data for Active Substances in Veterinary Pharmaceuticals

The essential base for assessing and managing risks


This scientific opinion paper outlines existing problems related to data gaps, non-harmonized assessments, insufficient post-market control, and data transparency of pharmaceuticals, and identifies possible solutions through the introduction of a monograph system for active pharmaceutical substances. From UBA's point of view, monographs are the crucial bridge between risk assessment, risk communic...read more

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