Science

Networking is the bread and butter of research. Our research findings on environmental protection and protecting the public against environmental toxins are available free of charge in our publications, which comprise final reports on our own research, as well as overviews of our findings in various white papers and specialized brochures. And if you’re in search of grist for your own research mill, then be sure to visit our Data area and/or our environmental library. Our Umweltforschungsdatenbank (environmental data research database) enables you to see at a glance texts about environmental research in German speaking countries. And if you have a yen to join the UBA research community, then feel free to apply for one of our Umweltforschungsplan projects.

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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 economy. The restart can only be viable for the future if the funding is used to drive a transformation to a sustainable and climate-neutral society. Investing in obsolete technologies and structures would aggravate the environmental crisis, prevent innovation, slow our competitiveness and put our implementation of the Paris Agreement a long way off," said UBA's President Dirk Messner. Originally presented in May the plan is now available in English. read more

News on Climate | Energy and Economy | Consumption

Climate change has an impact on the safety of installations

Lightning and technical installation

Sources of natural hazards, such as heavy rainfall, flooding, winter storms or lightning, can cause major accidents. Climate change can change the intensity, frequency and local distribution of such sources of hazards. Operators of installations in which large quantities of hazardous substances are present and the authorities responsible for them must therefore adapt their risk management. read more

Press release on Economy | Consumption

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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