From 2020, the Free State of Bavaria wants to increase its annual institutional funding of bifa significantly, from half a million euros to 1.1 million euros per year. At the initiative of the former state secretary and MP Hintersberger, CSU, and whip of the “Freien Wähler” party, Dr. Mehring, the Bavarian Landtag legislative assembly provided € 250k as bridging funds for 2019. These funds are to be used to implement the “bifa – fit for future” concept. The intention is to give bifa even better options for action in its most important task: technology transfer in the field of environmental technologies. This includes, for example, process engineering, integrated company environmental protection, sustainable waste management and climate protection.
With its unusually high temperatures and low rainfalls, 2018 pushed the consequences of climate change impressively into the focus of the broad public and raised many questions on the topic of adaptation.
These questions were also the subject of the Bavarian Trades in the Focus of Climate Change – Opportunities, Risks, Strategies (“Das bayerische Handwerk im Fokus des Klimawandels – Chancen, Risiken, Strategien”) project, within the scope of which, seven case studies were conducted with trade firms. The effects of climate change play an important role, especially for trades, as many trades are dependent on outdoor conditions in some form or another when carrying out their work. Whether this is their work on construction sites, on the customer’s premises or the...
Can raw material and energy efficiency be further improved if paper mills, other businesses in the region and local municipalities increase their collaboration? Yes, it is possible, and at the same time, costs and environmental impact can be reduced! This is the result of a two-year project within the scope of the Bavarian Environmental Pact (“Umweltpakt Bayern”).
The results were presented to the public on 29 January 2019 in the UPM paper mill in Plattling. The event was opened by the senior civil servant of the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection (Bayerischen Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz), Ministerialdirektor Dr. Christian Barth. Dr. Siegfried Kreibe of the bifa Umweltinstitut presented the project and...
Climate protection and adaptation to the consequences of climate change are among the greatest challenges facing politics, business and civil society. Many areas and industries are affected, including Bavarian trades with more than 200,000 firms.
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