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The transnational impacts of global climate change

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Climate change will affect the frequency, intensity and regional occurrence of extreme weather events and lead to gradual climatic changes. Although impacts appear locally at first, they spread beyond political borders due to the global physical and economic interconnectedness. A new UBA report provides an overview of the potential impact chains of global climate change on the German economy. read more

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Economy | Consumption

Natural Hazards Triggering Technical Accidents (Natech)

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Examples like the earthquake and tsunamis 2011 in Japan and the devastating hurricane Harvey 2017 in the USA, make aware that natural hazards not just cause destruction of private houses but also led to accidents at installations containing hazardous substances. They can cause releases of hazardous substances, fire, and explosions endangering people and significantly pollute the environment. read more

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News on Climate | Energy and Economy | Consumption

Climate change has an impact on the safety of installations

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Sources of natural hazards, such as heavy rainfall, flooding, winter storms or lightning, can cause major accidents. Climate change can change the intensity, frequency and local distribution of such sources of hazards. Operators of installations in which large quantities of hazardous substances are present and the authorities responsible for them must therefore adapt their risk management. read more

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Climate | Energy

Adaptation tools

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Climate change adaptation entails several challenges. In order to provide orientation and information about the opportunities and risks for you, your company or municipality, the German Federal Environmental Agency and various other stakeholders provide a number of tools. They help to assess the impacts of climate change, minimise risks and seize opportunities. read more

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Climate | Energy

Adaptation Action Plan

Brochures on the Adaptation Action Plan

The German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (DAS) provides the political framework for climate change adaptation in Germany. In order to support this strategy with concrete measures, the Adaptation Action Plan (APA) was adopted in 2011. read more

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Climate | Energy

Adaptation at the Federal Level

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Climate adaptation is a major political issue. With its adaptation strategy, the German federal government has established a framework for adaptation measures taken by different social actors. The strategy indicates which fields of action are of particular importance and which goals Germany pursues. The Adaptation Action Plan determines which measures the adaptation strategy shall entail. read more

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Climate | Energy

Further Development of the DAS

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The climate is changing and so do demands to society. To cope with these new conditions efficiently, the federal government has adopted the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (DAS) in 2008 and the Progress Report to the DAS in 2015 including the second Adaption Action Plan. Those form the basis for the long-term process of adaption to climate change in Germany. read more

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