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The German Environmental Award honors commitment and achievements that contribute decisively and in an exemplary manner 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 individuals whose innovative products and technical process improvements, successful research results or life achievements are in the spirit of sustainable environmental protection. The prize is awarded annually and can be divided between several prize winners. The upcoming award ceremony will take place on 29.10.23 at the Musik- und Kongresshalle LĂĽbeck.

Here you can find further information on the award winners, the criteria for the German Environmental Award, the award proposal procedure, the jury and the symposium held in conjunction with the German Environmental Award.

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Would you like to learn more about our award winners and the DBU’s 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

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German Environmental Award 2022 – in Magdeburg

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Recording award ceremony

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, the German Federal Foundation for the Environment awarded the German Environmental Award 2022 in Magdeburg.

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Recording Symposium for the German Environmental Award 2022

A symposium on changing environmental topics is held each year before the awards ceremony. There, experts from various disciplines discuss with specialists from DBU projects and present their research results. The theme of the 2022 Symposium was “Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving – Solutions for the Climate Crisis”.


Information about the symposia of the last years can be found in our overview.

Contact the “German Environmental Award” unit

Martin Schulte
DBU: Umweltkommunikation und Kulturgüterschutz, Internationale Förderung: Deutscher Umweltpreis und Veranstaltungen
+49 541 9633-420
Birgit Diekhaus
DBU: Umweltkommunikation und Kulturgüterschutz, Internationale Förderung: Deutscher Umweltpreis und Veranstaltungen
+49 541 9633-422