environment protection

Economy | Consumption

Environmental protection and employment

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The number of people working in environmental protection has increased steadily in recent years. In 2017, more than 2.8 million people were working in the environmental protection sector. As environmental protection measures often benefit labour-intensive sectors and replace imports with domestic value-added, the net employment effects of environmental protection are often also positive. read more

Economy | Consumption

What qualifications are needed for environmental protection?

The range of occupations and qualifications required is as diverse as the economy itself. The trend towards more environmental protection in professional training can be observed in many industries. In addition to the respective expert knowledge, soft skills are often important for environmental professionals, such as the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and to be open to new ideas. read more


The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment