The Position paper begins by discussing options on how to further develop EU soil protection law. Compared to the status-quo, strengthening the existing soil protection legislation at EU level would preserve transboundary ecosystem services of soils and also help to effectively implement the ‘land degradation neutrality’ objective. read more
Welcome to the UBA Web site.
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
Information about our latest activities is now also available in English. read more
The circular economy, money and the environment, sustainable consumption, and the dark side of 'fast fashion' for people and the environment in the manufacturing countries – these are the topics of the 2016 annual report from the German Environment Agency (UBA). It also presents updated facts and figures about UBA, our plastics research and our construction projects. read more
The UBA is composed of five specialized environmental divisions, plus our General Services Division, which provides various services via entities such as our human resource unit. For a detailed overview of and information concerning our divisions, see our organizational chart. read more
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
Visitors now have the opportunity to borrow an English-language audio guide at the reception/information counter free of charge. read more