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Climate | Energy

The EU CBAM and a climate club: synergies and potential obstacles for full integration


This discussion paper analyses potential synergies between climate clubs and CBAMs. It presents a case study of the concrete proposals currently debated for implementation: 1) the EU CBAM which looks set to be adopted by the EU Council and Parliament later this year and 2) the proposal for a climate club that was adopted by the G7 at their summit in June 2022. Chapter 2 introduces the two instrume...read more

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fact sheet
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16
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Cover of publication TEXTE 115/2022 Cornerstones for a sustainable recovery program for Ukraine
Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Cornerstones for a sustainable recovery program for Ukraine

Discussion paper

Ukraine war and sustainability policy

This discussion paper presents the German Environment Agency's (UBA) initial considerations for a sustainable recovery program for Ukraine. The following principles should apply to the design of a recovery program: Integration of environmental, sustainability and economic policies; resilience; sufficiency; socially just design of reconstruction; ownership; learning orientation; solidarity; use of...read more

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Texte
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Cover of publication SOP Towards sustainable plant protection
Chemicals, Air, Soil | Agriculture, Water, Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Towards sustainable plant protection

Evaluation of the draft regulation on the sustainable use of plant protection products 2022/0196 (COD) with a focus on environmental protection


With the new draft regulation on the "Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products" (SUR), the European Commission is concretising the pesticide reduction target of 50% by 2030 stipulated in the Farm-to-Fork Strategy. The legally binding implementation of integrated pest management sets a new course for sustainable agriculture. However, for the success of practical implementation to contribute to...read more

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Scientific Opinion Paper
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38
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Cover of publication SOP Improving environmental protection in EU pharmaceutical legislation
Chemicals

Improving environmental protection in EU pharmaceutical legislation

Recommendations for reducing adverse environmental impacts from human pharmaceuticals


In preparation of the revision of Directive 2001/83/ EC and Regulation (EC) No 726/2004, the German Environment Agency (UBA) proposes legal changes to reduce pharmaceutical residues in the environment. The proposals are based on UBA’s experiences as competent authority for the environmental risk assessment (ERA) of pharmaceuticals. Our overall aim is to ensure a comprehensive risk management syste...read more

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Scientific Opinion Paper
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23
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Cover of publication TEXTE Review and revision of empirical critical loads of nitrogen for Europe
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Review and revision of empirical critical loads of nitrogen for Europe


This report contains the scientific background to the review and revision of the empirical critical loads of nitrogen (CLempN) that had been established for Europe in 2011 under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution. This review uses for the first time gradient studies to evaluate and determine the ClempN. The results, as presented in Table 1 of the Executive Summary, show...read more

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Texte
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358
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Cover of SOP Regulatory Framework for the Certification of Carbon Removals – Remarks on the EU Commission’s Roadmap
Climate | Energy

Regulatory Framework for the Certification of Carbon Removals – Remarks on the EU Commission’s Roadmap

A brief assessment by the German Environment Agency


On 15.12.2021, the European Commission announces to create a legal framework in a communication on "Sustainable carbon cycles" according to which procedures for natural carbon sequestration and technical CO2 extraction and storage can be certified. By the end of 2022, the European Commission wants to make a legislative proposal.In this short position, the German Environment Agency points to gaps i...read more

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Scientific Opinion Paper
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12
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Chemicals, Soil | Agriculture

PROSOIL – Protection of soil organisms: Development of toxicity criteria for soil organisms in the framework of classification of substances and PBT assessment


The European ⁠CLP⁠ Regulation as well as the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) only provide criteria for aquatic toxicity with regard to environmental hazards. Legal requirements for the use of terrestrial toxicity data are missing, although data from substance regulations (pesticides, pharmaceuticals, biocides or ⁠REACH⁠ chemicals) are available. The goal was to develop...read more

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148
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Climate | Energy, Economy | Consumption, Water

Staying on course in a crisis - accelerating progress forward towards industrial decarbonisation!

Impacts of the Ukraine war on industry


Germany is an industrialised country with a strong production and export sector in the heart of Europe. However, German industry is dependent to varying degrees on imports of energy sources, raw materials and semi-finished products. Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine is having many consequences - from the break-up and rebuilding of previous supply chains to possible and already implemented...read more

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