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Climate | Energy, Economy | Consumption, Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Potentials for Offset Approaches in Selected Sectors post 2020


The report develops an assessment framework that policy makers can use to determine whether offsets can add value while ensuring the environmental integrity of a compliance system. It uses an assessment framework for these factors to: (1) identify sectors that warrant offsets as cost-containment measures for ambitious climate targets due to emissions that are difficult to reduce; and (2) identify...read more

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Climate Change
Number of pages
106
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Climate | Energy, Economy | Consumption, Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Suitability and Success Factors of Offsets post-2020


The report examines the role offset approaches can play in the post-2020 climate regime. For this purpose, the report first develops a conceptual approach and a normative vision of what should be viewed as successful offset use. It then proposes tools to operationalize this vision. Lastly it derives overarching policy recommendations for the integration of offsets in carbon pricing systems.read more

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Climate Change
Number of pages
108
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Climate | Energy, Economy | Consumption, Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Offset approaches in existing compliance mechanisms – Adding value and upholding environmental integrity?


The report analyzes, by looking back at existing compliance systems in the EU, Alberta, Australia, Colombia and Japan, the conditions under which offsets can add value to the compliance system without undermining its environmental integrity. The compliance system’s climate ambition as well as the efficiency of the institutions, processes and infrastructure that are used for the generation and cred...read more

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Climate Change
Number of pages
104
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Cover of the brochure "The Land Rucksack" of the German Environment Agency with photos of different types of land use
Wirtschaft | KonsumBoden | LandwirtschaftNachhaltigkeit | Strategien | Internationales

The land rucksack

A method for considering land use in life cycle assessment


Life cycle assessments (LCA) are an essential tool to explore the environmental impacts associated with a product or service over the course of the entire life cycle. For accurate modelling, data on all relevant potential environmental impacts should be included in an LCA. To consider land in the context of an LCA, the quality of the land used to supply a product or service is a key factor. The br...read more

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brochure / flyer
Number of pages
54
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12
UBA Forum in Dessau
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
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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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12
Cover TEXTE
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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