Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. - DUH) was founded in 1975. It is a non-governmental environmental and consumer protection organisation in Germany. At the same time, Environmental Action Germany is a consumer protection association which is entitled to instigate legal proceedings in line with the Act on Applications for an Injunction (UKlaG). Environmental Action Germany is one of the German members to the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) in Brussels. In addition, it has the right to take legal action as an association in line with the Environmental Appeals Act. Environmental Action Germany is a registered association which is recognised as a non-profit organisation under the German Law relating to Associations and has its registered head office in Hanover. Pursuant to information provided by the public list on the registration of associations and its representatives, Environmental Action Germany has 243 members (as of 2016).
According to Art. 2 of its articles of association, the objectives of the association are to promote the protection of nature and the environment as well as the interests of consumers by providing information and consultancy, in particular in the Federal Republic of Germany, and to contribute to the procurement of necessary funds. This is, in particular, to be implemented by measures which promote the objectives listed in Art. 2 (2).