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SustainFashion - Sustainability information all about textiles

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Information on sustainability in the textile and fashion industry - this is what the new online platform www.sustainfashion.info by HEJSupport offers, funded by the UBA as part of an Associations project. Different aspects of the sector are highlighted, such as environmental pollution or human rights, and allows people to speak who share their visions for more sustainability. read more

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Environmental awareness in Germany

People walking in a park.

Environmental protection and climate action as a key challengeIn addition to the scheduled survey of 2018, an intermediate survey including key time-series questions was carried out in the early summer of 2019.Out of all the problems which Germany faced in 2018 and again in 2019, environmental protection and climate action took precedence over every other challenge for the people surveyed. In comp... read more

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Database presents German initiatives on UN sustainability goal 12

Home page of the SDG 12 database

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 goals for worldwide socially, ecologically and economically sustainable development (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs). The SDG 12 database shows which developments have taken place in Germany since then with regard to Goal 12 "Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns". It currently comprises more than 120 activities. read more

Umwelt-Indikator

Indicator: Environmentally friendly consumption

A graph shows the market shares of products with official eco-labelling. Between 2012 and 2016 this figure rose from 3.6 percent to 8.6 percent. This was a decline of 0.3 percent on the year before. The target for 2030 is 34 % market share.

In the sector of products with official eco-labels, 7.5 % of turnover was generated with particularly environmentally friendly products in 2018.This is the second year in a row that the indicator value has fallen.The Federal Government has set the target of increasing the market share of environmentally friendly products to 34 % by 2030.More efforts are needed to achieve this goal, particularly in... read more

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