Federal government changes Climate Protection Law

Stricter climate protection requirements for climate neutrality by 2045

The climate protection requirements of the federal government have been significantly tightened with the amendment of the Climate Protection Act and anchor the goal of greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045. By 2030, CO2 emissions are to be reduced by 65 percent compared to 1990. Previously, this figure was 55%. By 2040, 88% less carbon dioxide is to be emitted. The Bundestag passed the amended Climate Protection Act on Thursday, June 24, 2021. It finally passed the Federal Council on Friday.

But not only CO2 emissions contribute to the warming of the climate. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from industry and agriculture also contribute significantly to the heating of the Earth's atmosphere.

Methane (CH4), for example, is 25 times more effective than CO2 in terms of global warming and thus contributes around 20% to the anthropogenic greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect and its causes are clearly explained, among other things, in a video by the Federal Environment Agency.

As an environmental company with a clear focus on keeping the air clean, uviblox GmbH actively contributes to the reduction of air pollutants from production and industrial plants. The innovative UV exhaust air purification systems of the Berlin-based company eliminate climate-damaging VOCs in industrial exhaust air. In addition, they are characterized by their high energy efficiency compared to conventional processes, which leads to savings in CO2 emissions.

Learn more about the innovative process of photooxidation for the elimination of VOCs from industrial exhaust air.

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