"UBA aktuell" Newsletter

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Six issues per year with information in compact form – "UBA aktuell" Newsletter
Source: Umweltbundesamt

The "UBA aktuell" Newsletter reports on the German Environment Agency's latest activities and work results. It includes the results of research and funded projects, conference news, and information about new publications and upcoming events. The newsletter is published six times a year in German and English.

Current issue:

UBA aktuell 3/2019, Date: 7 June 2019

Focus topic: Curbing the use of “coffee to go” cups

Other topics:

  • The treasure in the organic waste bin
  • Environmental Awareness Study 2018
  • Energy efficiency of residential buildings on the rise, but at a slower rate

See below to read the current and past issues of the newsletter.

"UBA aktuell" Newsletter

Past issues

  • 3/2019

    Focus topic: Curbing the use of “coffee to go” cups

    Other topics:
    - The treasure in the organic waste bin
    - Environmental Awareness Study 2018
    - Energy efficiency of residential buildings on the rise, but at a slower rate

    UBA aktuell 3/2019

  • 2/2019

    Focus topic: 2018 review: more renewable energy, less greenhouse gas

    Other topics:
    - Stricter environmental standards for raw material supply necessary
    - CO2 removal should be limited to safe and sustainable measures
    - Higher quality plastics recycling is necessary
    - Emissions trading: German installations cut emissions by 3.5 %

    UBA aktuell 2/2019

  • 1/2019

    Focus topic: Nitrogen dioxide limit value exceeded in many cities again in 2018

    Other topics:
    - Aligning EU Climate Policy with the Paris Agreement
    - German North and Baltic Seas not in good condition
    - Electricity made regionally
    - Expert group: New housing creation campaign must become greener

    UBA aktuell 1/2019

  • 6/2018

    Focus topic: Failing to protect the environment comes at a cost

    Other topics:
    - EU member states need to step up the fight against antibiotics in the environment
    - Federal Government strengthens relations between urban and rural areas
    - Minister Schulze presents plan for glyphosate phase-out
    - EU publishes long-term climate strategy
    - Official travel by Federal Government and federal agencies is climate neutral

    UBA aktuell 6/2018

  • 5/2018

    Focus topic: Walking – the underestimated way of getting around

    Other topics:
    - UBA Key Priorities for the new EU Long-term Climate Strategy
    - Studies of mercury, acrylamide and pesticides exposure
    - Record half year for renewable energy in Germany
    - International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre celebrates first year anniversary
    - Plant protection product application by helicopter – only after close scrutiny, even on Natura 2000 sites
    - How environmentally friendly is UBA's mobility?

    UBA aktuell 5/2018

  • 4/2018

    Focus topic: Increasing quantities of waste packaging

    Other topics:
    - Boat hull paints – a problem for our waters
    - Online survey: Chemicals in consumer goods
    - Environmental- and health impact of 3D printing
    - Discussion in Brussels: materials in contact with drinking water

    UBA aktuell 4/2018

  • 3/2018

    Focus topic: Keeping our waters clean: recommendations for the prevention of micropollutants

    Other topics:
    - Drinking water in Germany again rated "very good"
    - Finalised data for NO2 pollution in Germany in 2017 now available
    - UBA to host National and European Resources Forum
    - UBA welcomes EU proposal on single use plastics

    UBA aktuell 3/2018

  • 2/2018

    Focus topic: Air Quality: Nitrogen dioxide presents a serious health threat

    Other topics:
    - Green house gas emissions 2017 on the decline, slightly
    - New EU Innovation Fund: how can it support climate protection?
    - Emissions trading: German installations cut emissions by 3.4 percent in 2017
    - EU Stakeholders discuss requirements for water reuse

    UBA aktuell 2/2018

  • 1/2018

    Focus topic: Antibiotics in the environment promote resistant bacteria

    Other topics:
    - European Strategy for Plastics: Good approach, but too unclear
    - Air quality 2017: Mitigation of nitrogen dioxide pollution still missing the mark
    - EU identifies Bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern
    - "Good design has nothing to hide": German Federal Ecodesign Award 2017

    UBA aktuell 1/2018

  • 6/2017

    Focus topic: UBA wants to decommission oldest lignite-fired power plants and cap the full load hours on others

    Other topics:
    - More flower strips and fallow land needed for protection of insects and birds
    - Market shares for green products growing
    - Data on the state of the environment in Germany: a mixed picture
    - Environmental industry still a key economic factor
    - First OECD Test Guideline on the investigation of nanomaterials

    UBA aktuell 6/2017

  • 5/2017

    Focus topic: Diesel cars: Software updates are not enough for clean air

    Other topics:
    - Managing glyphosate effects complies with European laws
    - Guidance for climate-friendly investment
    - Chemicals in articles: EU LIFE Projekt AskREACH started
    - Shipping companies must report greenhouse gas emissions

    UBA aktuell 5/2017

  • 4/2017

    Focus topic: The price of overfertilisation: Excessive application of slurry, manure etc. could make water more expensive

    Other topics:
    - Good indoor air quality is in jeopardy
    - Data on the Environment 2017: More climate protection action required
    - Public health in the course of climate change: Master plan for heat waves
    - UBA Position on EU minimum requirements for Water Reuse

    UBA aktuell 4/2017

  • 3/2017

    Focus topic: Even new diesels pollute the air considerably – and do not help with climate protection

    Other topics:
    - Scan4Chem app makes enquiries regarding product-chemicals easier
    - EU Plastics Strategy needs to consider environmental issues
    - Emissions trading: Emissions reductions in Germany only minimal
    - International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) launched

    UBA aktuell 3/2017

  • 2/2017

    Focus topic: Rising emissions in transport sector are compromising Germany’s climate goals

    Other topics:
    - "Wounds" have healed – Water quality of mine lakes has good status
    - Food waste in the catering sector
    - Future-fit city: Much more money needed for buses and trains
    - Extending the service life of electrical appliances

    UBA aktuell 2/2017

  • 1/2017

    Focus topic: Environmentally harmful subsidies harm the environment, taxpayers and society

    Other topics:
    - Agricultural policy faces a crucial decision
    - Air quality 2016: Nitrogen dioxide still the top pollutant
    - 30km/h speed limit on major roads is effective

    UBA aktuell 1/2017

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