UfU- Independent Institute for Environmental Issues
14.04.2016 – The Fellowship of Lawyer Lekha Sridhar from India ended in March 2016. At a ceremony at the Ministry for Environment, Nature Protection, Construction and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) the Minister Barbara Hendricks thanked the fellows for their terrific work. She also expressed her hopes that the cooperation of the fellows with German organizations on climate protection issues will continue.
04.05.2016 - EURONET 50/50 MAX aimed at mobilizing energy savings in public buildings through the implementation of the 50/50 methodology in 500 schools and nearly 50 other public buildings from 13 EU countries.
02.04.2016 - Invited by the Association "Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine" (EECU), UfU supported the project "School of Energy" by sharing its rich experience in running energy saving projects in German schools in a three day workshop in Lviv, by providing project material and by helping to create a box with technical tools.
Start of climate protection project "Climate protection through bio-energy crops on post-mining sites in Vietnam"
19.11.2015 - On November 19, 2015, the kick off event for the new UfU climate protection project took place in Hanoi, Vietnam. A small delegation from the German Parliament (Klaus Mindrup, SPD, and Karsten Möring, CDU, both environmental committee), the director of the department for resource and water protection of the German Environmental Ministry Dr. Helge Wendenburg, the head of the devision for soil protection of the German Environmental Ministry Andreas Bieber, the vice president of the Vietnamese Environmental Administration (VEA) Dr. Tung, and 50 Vietnamese and German experts attended the event.