environmental behaviour


Indicator: Commitment to environmental protection

A graph shows the percentage of the population actively involved in environmental protection and nature conservation or who could imagine becoming involved. In 2022 only the current involvement was surveyed which was at 17 percent.

In the 2022 representative survey, 17 % said they were actively involved in environmental protection and nature conservation. In 2020, the figure was 19 % and in 2018 and 2016 12 % and 6 %.The indicator shows that the positive trend of previous years has not continued.Considering the single-digit percentages for active engagement from 2006 to 2014, the 17 % from 2022 represents a relatively large... read more

Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Environmental awareness in Germany

People walking in a park.

Environmental protection and climate action as a key challengeIn addition to the scheduled survey of 2018, an intermediate survey including key time-series questions was carried out in the early summer of 2019.Out of all the problems which Germany faced in 2018 and again in 2019, environmental protection and climate action took precedence over every other challenge for the people surveyed. In comp... read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment