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Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V. , Friends of the Earth Germany

Identification number in the register: 83237681344-24
Registration date: 11/03/2009 15:23:52

The information on this entity was last modified on: 06/02/2015 12:07:45
The date of the last annual update was: 06/02/2015 12:07:45
Next update due latest on: 06/02/2017

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V. , Friends of the Earth Germany


eingetragener Verein

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Am Köllnischen Park, 1
Berlin 10179


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Olaf Bandt

Bundesgeschäftsführer Politik & Kommunikation

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Olaf Bandt

Bundesgeschäftsführer Politik & Kommunikation

    Goals / remit

BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany) is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-confessional federal grassroots NGO with about 480,000 members and supporters. Donations and membership fees make up almost 80 per cent of BUND’s revenue and ensure its political independence.
BUND was founded in 1975. Now, as then, there are many reasons to get involved in nature conservation and environmental protection, which is why BUND members have been working voluntarily since our founding in local and district groups in the service of nature. They plant hedges, create ponds, take care of protected areas and fight for the preservation of valuable areas. In this way, the landscape around us becomes visibly more varied, diversified and colourful.
Organised in 2,200 local groups and initiatives, committed and competent people are taking actions against the destruction of nature and the environment. There are 16 regional BUND sections, the oldest of which were founded more than 90 years ago. The most recent ones were founded in the new federal states after the Berlin Wall collapsed.
By now, more than 40,000 young BUND people are involved in 600 youth and 200 children’s groups. Our success is remarkable, ranging from the nationwide projects “The Bet” and the children’s environment day, to the “Adopt a Brook” programme and local toad protection activities.
Above all, BUND’s focus is on how we want to live in the future. What constitutes a sustainable political approach which is environmentally-friendly and ensures the right to an equitable existence for both our children and the people in the southern hemisphere? BUND is effectively involved in working on the enormous challenges of environmental policy. Our commitment to foster the use of renewable energies, to ban the production of genetically modified food and fodder, and to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals in everyday life is always based on concrete alternative options and solutions.
Since 1989 we have been the German partner organisation in the global Friends of the Earth network. Together with more than 70 other independent environmental organisations we take a worldwide stand against the exploitation of nature and the environment.

BUND is committed to transparency about EU interest representation. BUND believes that this register fails basic transparency standards and that it does not provide EU lobbying transparency. When registering, we have therefore chosen to give all relevant information that we consider necessary for lobbying transparency. A credible EU lobbying transparency register should include names of individual lobbyists and the issues that they try to influence, provide precise and comparable financial information on lobbying, and have effective sanctions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information disclosed. In an effort to arrive at a more objective way of calculating lobbying expenditures, we follow guidelines that result from consultations with public interest organisations, professionals working on lobby transparency as well as experts of US lobby disclosure legislation. Our registration is therefore providing a more comprehensive calculation of our expenses for activities that aim to influence the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions, and a list of those who, on behalf of BUND, carry out such activities. Our registration is based on the guidelines for transparent registration developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU. Find the guidelines on or

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

In BUND federal agency in Berlin about 15 staff are dealing with regenerative energies, infrastructure planning, sustainability, species and nature conservation, the risks of nuclear power, climate change, genetic engineering, chemistry and other topics. The contact with members or officials of the EU institutions with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions had mainly taken place through our partner organisations Friends of the Earth and the European Environmental Bureau in Brussels. Direct contact by BUND staff had only taken place selective concerning German federal politics.







    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 1   75%: 1  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation


Since 1989 we have been the German partner organisation in the global Friends of the Earth network. Friends of the Earth Europe unites more than 30 national organisations with thousands of local groups and is part of the world's largest grassroots environmental network, Friends of the Earth International.

BUND is also member of, inter alia:
Deutscher Naturschutzring (DNR, umbrella organization of German environmental NGOs),
Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung (FUE, network of German NGOs following the CBD-process),
European Environmental Bureau (EEB),

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

< 9,999 €

19,405,498 €

69,210 €


69,210 €

Market Watch (Träger: EST, Projekt der Europäischen Kommission) sowie Shell Projekt (Träger: Milieudefensie, Projekt der Europäischen Kommission)

19,336,288 €

6,402,249 €

6,700,596 €

1,962,892 €

1,099,051 €

1,062,929 €

2,108,571 €

For further information in German please refer to

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.