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Chemicals, Economy | Consumption

Specifications in the application form for environmental assessment of wood preservatives


In 1990 the former Federal Health Office (Bundesgesundheitsamt) and the Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt) jointly elaborated a catalogue of test requirements necessary for assessing the impact of wood preservatives on man and environment. Based on several years of experience, a revision was deemed necessary.read more

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Chemicals, Water

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Discharges/Losses into Surface Waters

A Workshop of the German Federal Environmental Agency

29 and 30 November 1999, Abacus Tierpark, Berlin

In view of the eutrophication of surface waters including the North and Baltic Seas due to excessive inputs of nutrients, a reduction of nutrient inputs of the order of 50% between 1985 and 1995 was agreed upon at ministerial level for both maritime areas in the framework of the International Conferences on the Protection of the North Sea and the Helsinki Convention. As this political goal - notab...read more

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Water

Environmental Quality Objectives and Action Targets for Water Protection

- Status Report and Prospects -


Since the presentation of the Report of the UN Commission for Environment and Development (Brundtland Report) in 1987 and the United Nations Conference for Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992 the concept of "sustainable development" has dominated the environmental debate world-wide. The 1994 Commission of Inquiry of the German Federal Parliament "Protection of Man an...read more

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Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Annual Report 2000 - Federal Environmental Agency


Consumer protection is now the talk of the town since the occurrence of the so-called mad-cow disease and the spreading of foot and mouth disease, after the insights into the misuse of medicines in livestock fattening and other “scandals” in food production. The UBA has always considered consumer interests to be an important point of reference for its work, after all,  without intact, natural foun...read more

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Water

1st macrozoobenthos ring test

Species identification for selected macrozoobenthos organisms

Final report January 2000

Overall it can be concluded that all the labs were able to reliably identify most of the species. There were major problems with some species of Bivalvia and Polychaeta. Counting errors occurred more frequently for these groups. read more

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Waste | Resources, Soil | Land

Environment and Spatial Planning

Summary reports on Research and Development Projects


Spatial planning with the aim of environmental protection takes place at the federal, Länder (Federal States) and municipal planning levels and serves to prepare political resolutions and to implement parliamentary decisions. The parties involved are, among others, citizens, property owners, investors, planners in administration, affected public institutions and the political decision-makers.  read more

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Climate | Energy

Best Practice in Climate Technology and Energy Efficiency in Central and Eastern Europe - Seminar Proceedings -

Climate Technology Initiative Capacity Building Seminar, Ostritz Germany

6 - 10 December 1999

The final seminar session included a summary of the seminar discussions by Dr. Mez, (Environmental Policy Research Unit, Berlin). Mr. Bashmakov (CENEf Moscow) delivered a co-presentation addressing major shortcomings in the field of energy efficiency and deriving recommendations for further capacity building  from an Eastern European perspective. Following the results of the first brainstorming se...read more

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Chemicals

French-German Expert Meeting on Risk Communication

in Context with SEVESO II Directive

Workshop on 16, and 17.12.1999

In addition major accidents-information offers the chance to increase the credibility of the facility operator and the supervisory administrative bodies and other persons involved. Research shows that risk communication makes a considerable contribution to this fact.read more

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