Since July 2013, a commission composed of experts from business, science and administration supports the German Environment Agency by developing proposals for the further development of resource efficiency policy. read more
Making wallpaper out of recycled paper reduces waste paper burdens, particularly when low and medium quality waste papers are used. This in turn helps to avoid the environmental degradation that is directly attributable to cellulose and wood pulp production. read more
Extracting more and more new raw materials is unsustainable. The future ideal is a closed-loop, circular economy which, through “urban mining”, obtains many of its raw materials from end-of-life houses, piping, cables, cars and appliances rather than from mines and quarries. An UBA study has determined the types and quantities of potential secondary raw materials available in Germany. read more
After the success in 2012, the Federal Environment Agency hosted the European Resources Forum (ERF) and the National Resources Forum (NRF) for the second time. The conferences took place from 10 to 12 November 2014 in Berlin. read more
For our environment
The impact of climate change will be felt more strongly in the future – and in Germany too. This is the conclusion reached in what is called the vulnerability analysis, a comprehensive study on Germany's vulnerability to climate change.