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Chemicals

The Revision of the REACH Authorisation and Restriction System

Recommendations by the German Environment Agency


The European Commission recently announced a targeted revision of the ⁠REACH⁠ Regulation, in view of strengthening the level of protection from hazardous chemicals and simplifying the legal text.The German Environment Agency makes in this Scientific Opinion Paper specific recommendations, including on compliance checks for registration dossiers, additional information requirements, a...read more

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Scientific Opinion Paper
Number of pages
26
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glänzende Oberfläche
Waste | Resources

City Gold – Metal Stocks with a Future

A Guide


The project "KartAL III - Mapping of the Anthropogenic Stock III", commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency, focuses on the recovery options and expected material flows of seven metals and its alloys. In order to significantly improve the circular economy through urban mining in Germany, the potentials, approaches and success factors of relevant stakeholders identified in the project were co...read more

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guides and manuals
Number of pages
28
Year of publication
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8
farbige Oberfläche
Waste | Resources

City Gold – Building Material Storage with a Future

A Guide


The project "KartAL III - Mapping of the Anthropogenic Stock III", commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency, focuses on the recovery options and expected material flows of nine mineral building materials. In order to significantly improve the circular economy through urban mining in Germany, the potentials, approaches and success factors of relevant stakeholders identified in the project wer...read more

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guides and manuals
Number of pages
28
Year of publication
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9
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Chemicals, Water

Emerging and legacy organic contaminants in the polar regions


The report summarises and evaluates the current state of knowledge on organic contaminants in polar regions that have become significant concerns because of their persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity potential. Climate change can also alter the biogeochemical cycling of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and emerging organic contaminants (EOCs). The report concludes that continual monitorin...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
145
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Climate | Energy

The European Commission’s 2050 Vision „A clean planet for all” – Implications for Sector Strategies and Climate Governance


Im November 2018 veröffentlichte die Europäische Kommission ihre Strategische Langzeit-Vision „Ein sauberer Planet für alle“ mit dem Vorschlag spätestens in 2050 EU-weit Netto-Null-Treibhausgasemissionen zu erreichen. Durch das EU-Klimaschutzgesetz wurde das Klima-Neutralitätsziel rechtlich verbindlich. Dieser Forschungsbericht bewertet die Strategische Langzeitvision der Europäischen Kommission u...read more

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Climate Change
Number of pages
41
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Climate | Energy

Trading activities and strategies in the European carbon market

Final report


The European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) constitutes a central European climate policy instrument. Since its start of operation in 2005, the carbon market has grown considerably in terms of trading volume and also with regard to the various players being active. This report aims to give an insight on the specific trading behaviour of market participants from the energy and financial sector b...read more

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Climate Change
Number of pages
106
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9
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Waste | Resources

EU Single-Use Plastics Directive - analysis of provisions and potential measures regarding extended producer responsibility


The study was to undertake a legal analysis of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) provisions of the EU Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (Single-Use Plastics Directive, SUPD) with a view to its implementation in Germany. In a first step the EPR concept of the SUPD is compared with the EPR concept in other pieces of EU waste law...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
187
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Chemicals, Soil | Agriculture

The use of biocides in animal housings: elaboration of recommendations for the application of biocidal products for veterinary hygiene (PT 03) and for the control of arthropods (PT 18) with regard to the environment


Biocides that are released into the environment can have unintended negative environmental effects. The aim of this project was to analyse the current agricultural practice related to the use of disinfectants (PT 03) and insecticides (PT 18) in animal husbandry. Based on the results, recommendations for the application of biocidal products in livestock farming were developed to minimise possible r...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
145
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