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Martin Ittershagen

Spokesperson and PR section manager
Phone: +49-340-2103-2122

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Web site editorial team

Corinne Meunier
Jonas Stoll
Laura Schoen
Christoph Zinsius (Head and Social Media Officer)
E-Mail: internetredaktion [at] uba [dot] de

Photo credits (if not indicated below the picture)

The UBA: Silvia Sinah


Climate | Energy: heytommy /
Health: kallejipp /
Chemicals: lio /
Traffic | Noise: Cymage /
Economics | Consumption: suze /
Waste | Resources: suze /
Air: Miss X / Photocase:com
Water: Daniel Schoenen /
Soil | Agriculture: iStockphoto / thinkstockphoto
Sustainability | Strategies | International: Yaban /

Consumer: Pavel Losevsky /
Researcher: iStockphoto / thinkstockphoto
Private sector employee: Gina Sanders /
Government employee: Robert Kneschke /
Schoolteacher: contrastwerkstatt /
Kinds | young adults: Chepko Danil /

Climate change adaption | KomPass
Secretgarden /
Tatenbank: kallejipp / photocase
Climate Navigator: sasto /
Climate Impacts Germany: chalabala /
Regional and sectoral adaptation: Susanne Kambor / UBA

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