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Federal Environment Agency

The UBA

Division II

Dr. Lilian Busse

Division II is in charge of waterbody and soil protection as well as public-health issues such as air and drinking water quality. read more

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The UBA

Division III

Dr. Bettina Rechenberg

Division III investigates a host of issues, including the following: How can production processes be made greener? How can natural resources be conserved? read more

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The UBA

Division E (DEHSt)

Dr. Michael Angrick in the atrium of the UBA office building Dessau-Roßlau

Division E contains the German Emissions Trading Authority (Deutsche Emissionshandelsstelle - DEHSt) which is in charge of managing the trade in certificates for the emission of the climate-damaging gas carbon dioxide. read more

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The UBA

Visit us

 The UBA building in Dessau-Roßlau from above. The building is elongated, with a façade of wood and coloured glass slabs and slanted solar cells covering the entire surface of the flat roof

Free brochures are available at the visitor centers at our Dessau-Roßlau and Berlin-Grunewald sites. You can also visit a branch of our environmental library at either of these two sites, or at our Bad Elster site. The model eco-building at our Dessau-Roßlau site is also worth a visit. read more

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The UBA

Central Office Division Z

Karsten Klenner im Innenhof des UBA Dessau-Roßlau

Although the activities of our Central Office Division mainly center around services for the UBA itself, the Division’s citizen´s service unit and environmental library have a great deal to offer the general public as well. read more

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The UBA

About us

look into the inside courtyard with its glass roof

Since its founding in 1974, the UBA has been Germany’s main environmental protection agency. Read more about us, here. read more

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The UBA

UBA offices

Collage of three buildings: modern glass building, historic building in green environment and mountain station on snow-covered slope

Our headquarters are located in Dessau-Roßlau in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, where we have been since 2005. Some 900 of our 1,500 employees work at this office. Our other offices are in Berlin-Marienfelde, Berlin-Grunewald, Berlin-Dahlem, Bad Elster (Saxony) and Langen (Hesse). We also operate a seven station measurement network extending from Zingst on Rügen island to Zugspitze. read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment