German Environmental Award

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The German Environmental Award recognises commitment and achievements that make a decisive and exemplary contribution to the protection and preservation of our environment now and in the future. The award, which is endowed with 500,000 euros, is aimed at people whose innovative products and technical process improvements, successful research results or lifetime achievements are characterised by sustainable environmental protection. The prize is awarded annually and can be shared between several prizewinners. The award ceremony (in German language) took place on 29 October 2013 in the “Musik- und Kongresshalle” in L├╝beck. On the day before the award ceremony, the symposium “Companies need (species) diversity – On the way to a nature-friendly economy” took place on the occasion of the German Environmental Award 2023. Here you can find more information and the link to the recording (in German language).

Here you can find further information on the award winners, the criteria for the German Environmental Award, sustainability at the ceremony, the award nomination process, the jury and the symposium held as part of the German Environmental Award.

Blog on the German Environmental Award

Would you like to find out more about our award winners and the DBU German Environmental Award?
You can read and listen to the latest information, portraits, interviews, sound bites and background texts in our Environmental Award blog at www.dbu.de/umweltpreis-blog (in German language).

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Press releases on the German Environmental Award

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The symposium for the German Environmental Award 2023

A symposium on a different environmental topic is held every year before the award ceremony. Experts from various disciplines discuss these topics with specialists from DBU projects and present their research findings. The topic of the 2023 symposium was “Companies need (species) diversity – on the way to a nature-friendly economy”.

Further information on this year’s symposium can be found here (in German language).

You can watch the recording of the symposium here (in German language).

Impressions of the Environmental Award 2023

Further impressive insights into the award ceremony, the symposium and the media briefing can be found here.

Contact

Martin Schulte
DBU: Umweltkommunikation und Kulturg├╝terschutz, Internationale F├Ârderung: Deutscher Umweltpreis und Veranstaltungen
+49 541 9633-420
Birgit Diekhaus
DBU: Umweltkommunikation und Kulturg├╝terschutz, Internationale F├Ârderung: Deutscher Umweltpreis und Veranstaltungen
+49 541 9633-422
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