In the light of the growing interest in utilisation of Antarctica's resources, the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CAMLR-Convention) was adopted on 20 May 1980. It entered into force on 7 April 1982. read more
Germany – as well as the other parties to the Treaty - implemented the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty into national law, which is why there is a German Act Implementing the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (AIEP). The AIEP identifies the German Environment Agency as the national competent authority. read more
The protection of the Antarctic is founded on the Antarctic Treaty, which manifests the intention to use the Antarctic only for peaceful purposes for all time. It also lays the groundwork for important follow-up agreements. read more
The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, also named the Madrid Protocol after where it was signed, is – in addition to the Antarctic Treaty itself – an equally important element of the Antarctic Treaty system. The Protocol has been ratified by 33 states since May 2013. read more
For our environment
The UBA’s motto, For our environment (“Für Mensch und Umwelt”), sums up our mission pretty well, we feel. In this video we give an insight into our work.
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