Joint press release with the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for Andreas Troge
Former President of UBA celebrated for life work
Federal President Horst Köhler has awarded Dr. Andreas Troge, former President of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), with the Order of Merit 1st Class of the Federal Republic of Germany. Federal Minister for Environment Dr. Norbert Röttgen presented Troge with the order of merit in Berlin today. “The focus of all Andreas Troge’s actions was always to protect our natural means of livelihood, to protect and sustain our environment. He always proved non-partisan and ever focused on the demands of effective environmental protection. This also meant at times he had to speak some uncomfortable truths - sometimes scandalizing public opinion and triggering debates, which only promoted the cause. He was one of the first actors in German environmental politics to declare that economy and ecology are not a contradiction in terms. On the contrary, today both go hand in hand and prove to be the right answers to meeting the challenges of the future. We owe him thanks and recognition for his work“, said Röttgen.