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    International Corporate Liability for Environmental Harm

    The ProblemThe growing globalization and interconnectedness of the international economy has increased the relevance of laws regarding cross-border and extraterritorial environmental harm. Serious risks to the environment and human rights frequently materialize within global value chains and emissions do not stop at borders. Currently, national governments only have limited instruments at their di... read more

  • OECD Tool on EDD in Mineral Supply Chains @ 2021 OECD FRMC

    The minerals and metals industries, including the mining sector, have been associated with incidents related to human rights violations and serious environmental impacts. How to address human rights violations and conflict related risks has been taken up broadly in due diligence guidance and company practice in mineral supply chains. read more

  • Virtual satellite event at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue

    The event "Climate Neutrality – From ambition raising to Mission Zero" on 05 May 2021 is hosted by the German Environment Agency as a satellite event at this year’s virtual Petersberg Climate Dialogue (PCD) completing this year’s ministerial segment involving a range of government and non-state actors. read more

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    International Green Cooling Summit

    The GIZ and the German Environment Agency (UBA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) are holding the international Green Cooling Summit which addresses the question of how to implement the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. The main issue will be the replacement of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) especially in the air conditioning and refrigeration sector. read more

  • Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides

    As a partner event of the EU Green Week, UBA is organising this online seminar on the Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides and the benefits of including biocides as well. read more

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