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UBA Gebäude Dessau
Chemicals, Waste | Resources

The upcoming European Soil Health Law – chances and challenges for an effective soil protection


The European Soil Strategy for 2030 by the European Commission has set the foundations for an overarching approach to the protection of soils in Europe. In this scientific opinion paper, the German Environment Agency (UBA) lays down its key recommendations for the upcoming Soil Health Law. Feedback on legislative options is provided and experience gained in Germany in the past years on soil protec...read more

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Scientific Opinion Paper
Number of pages
37
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Chemicals

Further development of screening tests for the evaluation of potential PBT substances


Assessing the persistency of chemicals in general involves a stepwise approach. This includes cost effective and easy to conduct screening tests, that may lead to a need for more complex, lengthy and expensive tests which try to simulate conditions being more representative for the environmental compartments water, sediment and soil. The former tests lead to conclusions about the substance’s degra...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
150
Year of publication
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32
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Climate | Energy, Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Using Article 6.2 to foster ambition

How Germany could use the cooperative approaches of the Paris Agreement to raise climate ambition


The research project explores how Germany can increase ambition by using carbon market approaches under Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement. This paper explores possible uses of Article 6.2 by Germany beyond the attainment of the EU-NDCs. The paper explores different options to use Art. 6.2 for compliance as well as voluntary purposes. Moreover, reporting possibilities under UNFCCC are discussed fo...read more

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Climate Change
Number of pages
49
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Climate | Energy

EU ETS: Detecting, preventing, and fighting money laundering in emissions trading


This is a EU-wide study on the detection of money laundering risks in the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). It is based on a survey of companies active in the Union Registry and their authorized representatives.Six recommendations are derived from the study: (1) software-based analysis of the Union Registry, (2) communication on risk situations and suspicious activity reports, (3) reform...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
89
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45
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Economy | Consumption

Methods and standards for assessing the repairability of electrical and electronic devices

Strengthening material efficiency under the Ecodesign Directive


The repair of for energy-related products is linked to several ecological, social and economic benefits. However, defective products are hardly ever repaired in practice. The project aims to make the repairability of energy-related products assessable in order to better inform consumers about the repairability of products at the time of purchase. In practical trials on various tumble dryers and pr...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
205
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51
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Air

Literature research for the review of ecotoxicological Critical Limits for heavy metals as a basis for the calculation of Critical Loads in the Geneva Air Convention


Seit 2005 nutzt die Genfer Luftreinhaltekonvention (CLRTAP) ökologische Belastungsgrenzen (Critical Loads) um Wirkungen von Schwermetallen auf die menschliche Gesundheit und auf Ökosysteme zu beurteilen. Dafür sind kritische Konzentrationen in Umweltmedien festgelegt, die sogenannten Critical Limits. Nach mehr als 15 Jahren müssen diese Wirkungsschwellenwerte überprüft werden. Der Bericht in engli...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
43
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Climate | Energy

CBAM: Relevance of Foreign Trade and CO2 costs

Analysis for the products cement, aluminium, steel, fertilisers


This analysis is intended to contribute to classifying the effects of the introduction of the CBAM on the affected industrial sectors in Germany in relation to exports. It analyses the export intensity and the costs for the purchase of certificates compared to the average value of exports of the respective product group.read more

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fact sheet
Number of pages
31
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17
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Climate | Energy, Economy | Consumption, Digitalisation

Software Solutions for Environmental and Sustainability Management


Environmental and sustainability-related data is becoming increasingly important for corporate success, not least because of rising regulatory requirements. The use of software solutions and digital technologies offers numerous potentials for process optimisation, decision support and improvement of environmental performance. At the same time, barriers and challenges are known from corporate pract...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
37
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