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German Environment Agency

The UBA

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

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The UBA

Division II

Dr. Lilian Busse

Division II is in charge of waterbody and soil protection as well as public-health issues such as air and drinking water quality. read more

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The UBA

Mission Statement

atrium with a glass roof, bridgesElongated inner courtyard with glass roof, skywalks linking two sides of the building, greenery and water basin

What is our take on ourselves and our work? What are our goals and how can we fulfill them? Our Mission Statement addresses these issues. read more

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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

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Division III

Dr. Bettina Rechenberg

Division III investigates a host of issues, including the following: How can production processes be made greener? How can natural resources be conserved? read more

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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

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Central Office Division Z

Karsten Klenner im Innenhof des UBA Dessau-Roßlau

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. read more

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Division IV

Dr. Jutta Klasen im Atrium des UBA Dessau-Roßlau

Division IV is tasked with chemical safety. We endeavour to protect the public and the environment against hazardous chemicals, to which end we investigate and assess environmentally harmful substances and preparations. When potential hazards come to light, we devise risk reduction measures, which can involve banning the use and/or manufacture of a particular substance. read more

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For our environment