A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



General information

Germany country briefing - The European environment — state and outlook 2015

Environmental information

Environment @

Society and environment @ German Federal Statistical Office

Environmental law & politics

Environmental law and practice in Germany: overview

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Federal government

Federal Foreign Office

     German climate diplomacy

Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

     Federal Agency for Nature Protection (BfN)

          International Academy for Nature Conservation

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany

International Climate Initiative (IKI)

German Research Center for Environmental Health (Helmholtz Zentrum München)

Federal Institute for Population Research

German Environment Agency (UBA: Umwelt Bundesamt)

Institutions ~ Environmental organizations

Environmental organizations in Germany @

BUND: Friends of the Earth Germany

Environmental Action Germany (DUH)

German Advisory Council on the Environment

Foundation 2° – German Businesses for Climate Protection

Letzte Generation

NABU: Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union

     · German branch of Birdlife International

Protect the Planet

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung


Clean Energy Wire

     · " independent non-profit, non-partisan service for journalists and the interested public.

     We are committed to providing and supporting quality journalism about the energy

     transition in Germany."

Climate change & energy

Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) @ UNFCCC NDC Registry

Ende Gelände

Energy Transition: The Global Energiewende

Energy Democracy: Germany's ENERGIEWENDE to Renewables

History of the Energiewende @ CarbonBrief

Global Centres for Climate and Environment @ German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


Lucas Forman (2024) & Max Hayes (2017) of Brandeis University contributed to this page.

Also see:

   · Country data sources

     · Europe

       · Baltic Sea @ European transboundary regions