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The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation) is one of Europe's largest foundations and promotes innovative and exemplary environmental projects.
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The DBU office building in Osnabrueck

Since 1991, more than 8600 projects have received financial backing totalling about € 1,5 billion. The promotional activities concentrate on environmental technology and research, nature conservation, environmental communication and cultural assets.

The Board of Advisors ...

... is the executive committee of the foundation, voting for the most important decisions. It consists of 14 members appointed by the Federal Government.

Law ...

The DBU was established in 1990, subject to a law passed by the German Parliament on initiative of the than Finance Minister Dr. Theo Waigel: to use the amount of € 1.3 billion from privatising the former steel group Salzgitter AG for an environmental foundation. The income from its assets is used for the promotional activities.

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