The Ministry of the Environment, Nature and Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia is part of the government of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
A broad area of responsibility
The Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MUNV) is part of the government of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Federal Republic of Germany is a union of sixteen federated states. Under the country's constitution, the "Basic Law", the states enjoy a high degree of autonomy. They enact their own laws and also play a large role in Federal lawmaking. The Ministry plans and prepares bills that are then submitted to the State Legislature for parliamentary deliberation and enactment. The Ministry applies Federal, State and European Union laws, oversees their implementation and controls the entire process through a variety of executive agencies.
Further activities of MUNV are consulting of municipalities and business enterprises and information for private individual. The Ministry of the Environment, Nature and Transport also provides compliance assistance and initiates and supports volunteer activities in North Rhine-Westphalia, for example in the areas of eco-efficiency and conservation.
Authorities under the direction of the Ministry
- State Agency for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection (LANUV)
Administrative districts: Arnsberg, Cologne, Detmold, Düsseldorf, Münster
MUNV cooperates with following departments:
51 Nature and Landscape Preservation
52 Waste Management, Soil protection, including equipment-related environment protection
53 Pollution Control, including equipment-related environment protection
54 Water Management, including equipment-related environment protection
Also reporting to the MUNV
- The Effizienz-Agentur NRW (EfA NRW)
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