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  2. Greenhouse gas emissions rose again in 2016
  3. Reducing the input of antibiotics from agricultural livestock husbandry into the environment
  4. Market shares for green products growing – yet CO2 emissions in consumer sector remain unchanged
Press release on Chemicals

EU identifies Bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern

Reagenzkolben mit Flüssigkeit

The EU has identified the chemical Bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern due to its hormonal effects on animals in the environment. As of January 2018, Bisphenol A has been placed on what is known as the REACH candidate list, not only due to its harmful effects on people but also because of its environmental characteristics. read more

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Press release on Economy | Consumption

"Good design has nothing to hide"

Logo: eco Bundespreis ecodesign

"Greenwashing" can often disguise the negative impact of products and services on the environment. But the German Federal Ecodesign Award is different. For the seventh year in a row and until 09 April 2018, companies from all industries and of all sizes as well as designers and students can now submit their ecologically designed products and services. read more

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News on Transport | Noise

Climate action: Transport sector must do an immediate about-face

Hybrid-Pkw an einer Stromladesäule

If Germany wants to live up to the requirements of the Paris Climate Agreement, its transport sector must quickly and drastically cut its greenhouse gas emissions. A recently published paper commissioned by the German Environment Agency confirms this conclusion and proposes concrete measures by which emissions can be reduced significantly and ensure that the climate action goals are achieved. read more

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Press release on Health

Preventing, detecting and cleaning up mould

Eine Hand mit Gummihandschuh versucht Schimmel an einer Wand mit einem Schwamm zu entfernen

Mould infestation is one of the most frequent problems in indoor space. If it is not cleaned up it can trigger or worsen respiratory diseases such as asthma or cause allergic reaction. The re-edited and updated mould manual (in German) from the German Environment Agency (UBA) shows how to deal with mould in the home, including its prevention, detection and clean-up. read more

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Press release on Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Wanted: success stories in civic participation!

Zuhörer sitzen in einem Veranstaltungssaal in Stuhreihen

The contest seeking excellence in civic participation projects - Ausgezeichnet! – Wettbewerb für vorbildliche Bürgerbeteiligung kicks off today. It is the first time that the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) are looking for projects, strategies and arrangements nationwide that are examples of good civic participation. Federal Environment Minister Hendricks is looking forward to an enthusiastic response. read more

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  2. Assessment of persistence, mobility and toxicity (PMT) of 167 REACH registered substances
  3. Grünes Wirtschaften im Alpenraum
  4. Grundlagen der Berücksichtigung des Klimawandels in UVP und SUP
  5. Air Quality 2017
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