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International cooperation forms an important part of the Federal Environment Agency’s work. Environmental problems recognize no frontiers. Transboundary rivers such as the Rhine or global assets such as the intact climate can only be protected in cooperation with other countries or international organizations.
Experts of the Federal Environment Agency are active in a multitude of bodies, among them bodies of the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Participation in the implementation of international agreements such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has gained great importance. Another priority is multilateral and bilateral cooperation with other countries, particularly the countries of Central and Eastern European. 69 delegations from 26 different countries visited the Federal Environment Agency in 2007 in order to exchange information and obtain ideas and support for their own technical work.
As part of these activities, the International Environmental Protection section fulfils the following responsibilities: