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COMPACT PLAYERS & ORGANISATIONS Umweltbundesamt This authority, which is subordinate to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, provides the Federal Government with scientific expertise. The Umweltbundesamt (Federal Environment Agency) is responsible for enforcing environmental laws, for example the marketing approval of chemicals, medication, and pesticides, as well as informing the public about environmen- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale tal protection. Zusammenarbeit → umweltbundesamt.de Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a federal enterprise German Energy Agency with worldwide operations. It assists the Federal The German Energy Agency (DENA) is a centre Government in achieving objectives in the field of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable of development. It advises developing and energy sources, and intelligent energy systems. emerging countries on questions relating to It supports the implementation of the Energy environmental protection, as well as on the just Reform and promotes the generation and use and sustainable use of water as a resource. of energy in as efficient, safe, cost-effective, → giz.de and environmentally friendly a way as possible. → dena.de Federal Agency for Nature Conservation The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) Agora Energiewende is responsible for the national and international The Agora Energiewende think tank sees itself conservation of nature. Its website features ex- as a forum for dialogue with key stakeholders in cellent maps of conservation areas. the energy policy debate. → bfn.de → agora-energiewende.org DIGITAL PLUS Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research This institute addresses key scientific issues relating to global climate change and sustainable development. → pik-potsdam.de More information about all the topics in the chapter – annotated link lists, articles, documents, speeches; plus associated terms such as the Framework Convention on Climate Change, greenhouse gas emissions, the Renewable Energy Sources Act, and EU climate protection objectives. → tued.net/en/dig4