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UMK and LAGA with new chairman

The Minister of the Environment of North Rhine-Westphalia, Oliver Krischer, will take over the chairmanship of the UMK, Michael Bürger, Head of Department in the Senate of the City of Bremen, will take over the chairmanship of the LAGA, reports Euwid.


The state of North Rhine-Westphalia took over the chairmanship of the Conference of Environment Ministers of the Federation and the Länder (UMK), which was previously held by the state of Lower Saxony, on a rotational basis after one year from Jan. 1, 2023. In 2023, the UMK will be chaired and coordinated by Oliver Krischer, the Environment Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia (Bündnis 90/Grüne). The chairmanship of the Federal/State Working Group on Waste (LAGA) will rotate after two years from the state of Brandenburg to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. The chairmanship of both bodies changes in alphabetical order to the next federal state. LAGA is now chaired by Michael Bürger, Acting Head of Department 2 "Environmental Economics, Climate and Resource Protection" at the Senator for Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Urban Development and Housing Bremen. As a body of the UMK, the LAGA works out recommendations for uniform enforcement across the Länder in three standing committees as well as in several sub-working groups. In 2023 and 2024, the LAGA standing committees will be chaired by Anna Hoffmann (Committee for Product Responsibility), Tanja Susann Kruppa (Committee for Waste Law) and by Martin Zeymer (Committee for Waste Technology). The two 2023 LAGA plenary meetings are scheduled for March 28 and 29 and Sept. 27, according to Euwid. The committees will start with an online meeting of the Product Stewardship Committee on Jan. 18-19. The dates of the Conference of Environment Ministers have also already been set, the trade service reports: the first UMK will be held in Königswinter near Bonn from May 10 to 12, and another UMK is scheduled for Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 in Münster.



  • Euwid Recycling und Entsorgung 1/2023 (Jan. 11, 2023)
  • Photo: Oliver Krischer, © State of NRW, Ralph Sondermann


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