German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) 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 now to protect the public from environmental toxins and radiation and to establish an intelligent and efficient use of raw materials, to advance climate action and to promote a use of natural resources that conserves biodiversity and secures habitats.
The Federal Chancellor's organisational decree of 14 March 2018 assigned the ministry a new name: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). In December 2013 during the previous legislative period, the ministry had been assigned responsibility for urban development, housing, rural infrastructure, public building law, construction industry and federal buildings and became the BMUB, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. The objectives for these areas were creating the conditions for good housing standards and intact cities and advancing the high quality of structural engineering, building technology and construction materials in Germany.See more