Since its foundation in 1974, the UBA has been Germany’s main environmental protection agency, currently employing 1.500 people (40% men, 60% women. The work centres around gathering data concerning the state of the environment, investigating the relevant interrelationships and making projections – and then, based on these findings, providing federal bodies such as the Ministry of the Environment as well as the Ministry of Health with policy advice. The agency does this by conducting research in their own labs and by outsourcing research to scientific institutions in German and abroad. In doing so, the UBA runs its own environmental research funding programmes (UFOPLAN, REFOPLAN). The UBA is also the German point of contact for numerous international organizations such as the WHO. The UBA publishes its research, engages in scientific dialogue, translates research results into easily accessible public information, gives ministerial policy and programme advice and helps design policies and law proposal in the environmental and environmental health sector.
Contact persons: Arn Sauer, Marlene Sieck
Address: Wörlitzer Platz 1 06844 Dessau-Roßlau