The Umweltbundesamt is the German Environment Agency. The headquarter is in Dessau-Roßlau. It was founded in Berlin 1974 and is Germany's main environmental agency. In 2005 the agency moved to Dessau in Saxony-Anhalt. Together with the Bundesamt für Naturschutz, the Bundesamt für kerntechnische Entsorgungssicherheit and the Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, it is operating under the jurisdiction of the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
The UBA's spectrum of issues includes all aspects of human activity on the biophysical environment like: