Press release from | No. 20/2020

Emerge more sustainable from the coronavirus pandemic

A PV power plant in the country side.

The German Environment Agency (UBA) has presented a plan on how to design the coronavirus stimulus packages to target environmental protection. "Environmental protection and climate action have been high on the political agenda in recent times and both will remain of major importance after the coronavirus crisis. We should be wary about losing sight of these acute problems as we restart the econom... read more

Press release from | No. 17/2020

Employment numbers in environmental protection sector rising steadily

worker installing a thermal insulation on a facade of a building

Some 2.8 million people in Germany were employed in the environmental protection sector in 2017, says a recent report by the German Environment Agency (UBA). The importance of environmental protection for the labour market has continued to grow in recent years. In 2010, 5.9 percent of the labour force was employed in the environmental protection sector, rising to 6.4 percent in 2017 . read more


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