The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) is responsible for a range of government policies that are reflected in the name of the ministry itself. The ministry has been working over 30 years to protect the public from environmental toxins and radiation, to promote the wise and efficient use of raw materials, to advance climate action and to ensure that natural resources are used in a way that protects the diversity of animal and plant species and preserves their habitats.
In addition to its focus on environmental protection and nature conservation, the BMUV has also been responsible for consumer protection policy since the end of 2021. The BMUV therefore shapes core issues for the future that focus on people and their living environments. It drives economic, environmental and social modernisation. Climate action also remains a key issue for the BMUV with a focus on natural climate solutions, climate adaptation and resource policy.
In the context of the German Ecodesign Award, the BMUV acts as patron, sponsor and jury member. The highlight of the competition, the award ceremony, takes place in the atriums of the Federal Ministry for the Environment. There, Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke honours the award-winning projects with a trophy and personalised certificate. Ingo Strube, who is responsible for the competition at the BMUV, provides further insights into the competition and the BMUV's role in a short interview.