© Umweltbundesamt/Groeger

Environmental issues are as varied and complex as the environment itself. To prepare the ground for solutions to the environmental problems we are confronted with, we need information on the results of the latest developments and research.


Such environmental information, as well as reports on the state of the environment and its changes, must be made available in an appropriate form to industry, political decision-makers, the media and the public.


Some of our studies are also (or only) available in English. Most of them have English summaries.  

Publications – online & free!

With a view to the environment, the Umweltbundesamt makes available as many publications as possible for viewing online or for downloading, instead of printing them. Nearly all of our publications are available for free download.