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German Environment Agency


Visit us

 The UBA building in Dessau-Roßlau from above. The building is elongated, with a façade of wood and coloured glass slabs and slanted solar cells covering the entire surface of the flat roof

Free brochures are available at the visitor centers at our Dessau-Roßlau and Berlin-Grunewald sites. You can also visit a branch of our environmental library at either of these two sites, or at our Bad Elster site. The model eco-building at our Dessau-Roßlau site is also worth a visit. read more


UBA offices

Collage of three buildings: modern glass building, historic building in green environment and mountain station on snow-covered slope

Our headquarters are located in Dessau-Roßlau in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, where we have been since 2005. Some 970 of our 1,600 employees work at this office. Our other offices are in Berlin-Marienfelde, Berlin-Grunewald, Berlin-Dahlem, Bad Elster (Saxony) and Langen (Hesse). We also operate a seven station measurement network extending from Zingst on Rügen island to Zugspitze. read more


Central Office Division Z

Although the activities of our Central Office Division mainly center around services for the UBA itself, the Division’s citizen´s service unit and environmental library have a great deal to offer the general public as well. Dr. Torsten Bischoff is the head of the Central Office Division since 1 April 2020. read more


Division V

Dr. Jürgen Landgrebe

Department V of the German Environment Agency is responsible for climate protection, energy and emissions trading. The German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) is based here. In Germany, it is the body responsible for trading in certificates for the emission of climate-damaging carbon dioxide. read more


About us

look into the inside courtyard with its glass roof

Since its founding in 1974, the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) has been Germany’s main environmental protection agency. Read more about us, here. read more


The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment