German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)

Umweltbundesamt (UBA)

Founded in 1974, the UBA is Germany’s central federal authority on environmental matters. Its key statutory mandates are:
  • To provide scientific support to the Federal Government (e.g.. the Federal Ministries for Environment; Health; Research; Transport, Building and Urban Affairs);
  • Implementation of environmental laws (e.g. emissions trading, authorisation of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and plant protection agents)
  • Information of the public about environmental protection.