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packaged plastic waste
Waste | Resources

Transboundary waste shipments and the new plastic inputs


Against the background of the new entries for plastic waste, as implemented into EU-law since 1.1.2021, this implementation guide is aimed at all companies or institutions that deal with plastic waste on a crossborder basis. In particular, this includes waste producers, waste handlers such as sorters and recyclers, transporters and enforcement and control authorities. It is an aid to the correct c...read more

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brochure / flyer
Number of pages
26
Year of publication
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3
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Waste | Resources

Interpretation of the new entries for plastic waste in transboundary waste shipments

Executive summary


This report contains information that contributes to the description of plastic waste qualities in transboundary waste shipment. These support the interpretation of the new entries for plastic waste under the Basel Convention, implemented into EU-law since 1.1.2021.The technical foundations for the description of plastic waste qualities as well as relevant specifications, standards and regulations...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
23
Year of publication
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2
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Climate | Energy

Barriers to mitigating emissions from agriculture

Analysis of mitigation options, related barriers and recommendations for action


On the basis of a literature review, this paper outlines the main mitigation options for agricultural activities and the broader food system on the supply and the demand side. Economic, policy/legal barriers, technical barriers, socio-cultural barriers, institutional barriers as well as biophysical or environmental barriers hinder the implementation of these options. The identified barriers are cl...read more

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Climate Change
Number of pages
105
Year of publication
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4
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Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Sustainability Policy – Key to Stability, Security and Resilience

Lessons for Sustainability Policy

Ukraine War and Sustainability Policy

The following text elaborates on the necessities of a future sustainability and climate protection policy which goes beyond solution-finding due to the current crisis in Ukraine. In a first step, the interrelationships of the Ukraine crisis and global and national sustainability policies are analysed. Policy recommendations are developed on basis of the analysis in a second step. These recommendat...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
22
Year of publication
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UBA Gebäude Dessau
Chemicals, Waste | Resources, Soil | Agriculture

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
Year of publication
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17
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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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12
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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
Year of publication
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25
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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
Year of publication
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37