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English Informations about German environmental zones and

Environmental zones in Germany: foreign visitors can now obtain environmental badges for their cars and trucks online at Without a badge you will be liable for a fine!

The first of January 2008 marked the introduction of the first three environmental zones in Germany in Berlin, Cologne and Hanover. These green zones are designated by special road signs. Starting in March 2008 other German cities will also follow suit. Every vehicle entering an environmental zone - no matter whether registered in Germany or another country - now needs to display an environmental badge. These badges have unrestricted validity for the individual vehicle and all German environmental zones. They represent the implementation in German law of EU Framework Directive 1996/62/EC and Daughter Directive 1999/30/EC on ambient air quality and fine particles (PM2.5).

To be eligible for an environmental badge, your vehicle must be registered in your country and fulfil certain conditions as per validation of the key number in the vehicle registration.

The Internet portal at offers extensive information on the German environmental zones in 21 languages including French, Polish, Swedish, Dutch, and Turkish as well as an easy way to order environmental badges for all vehicles with a non-German European registration.

Visitors intending to travel in Germany can order their badge conveniently per credit card in their own country before embarking on their journey. The service charge is Euro 29.90 for vehicles with EU registration or Euro 39.90 for vehicles with registration in other European non-EU countries, many of which are also eligible for the badges.

As the management of the Climate Company/Green-Zones notes, validation of vehicle registration documents is a complicated process conducted on a case by case basis and involving considerable costs, including for the information portal itself. Of course tourists and visitors are free to apply for the badge at an authorised garage/auto mechanic in their home country before embarking on their journey. Yet as of now the Climate Company/Green-Zones is unaware of the existence of any such locally based service for foreign vehicles which in any case would involve delays and be hardly possible at weekends.

The Climate Company/Green-Zones has established this user-friendly service on its portal in response to numerous requests from hotels, restaurants and tourist associations as well as at the instigation of many embassies and media both in Germany and abroad.



You can buy the Umweltplakette in our Shop for foreign cars


Report of the Ecologigal Society from 22.01.2008 about the german environmental zones and Green-Zones/Climate Company.
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  • About us

    The group GEMB mbH has its registered office in Berlin/Germany and acts as the parent company of Green Zones, Emissionshä and Climate Company. All three areas of this information, consulting and trading group are concerned with climate and environmental issues.
    The GEMB mbH is the Company for Emission Management and Consulting and is registered in the commercial register of the lower regional court of Berlin Charlottenburg, Germany, under the number HRB 101917.

    Green Zones:
    With its websites,, and, Green Zones provides information on the topics of fine particles, emissions, the environment and the subsequent increasing traffic restrictions in European countries due to the establishment of environmental zones.
    Given the fact that such information is provided neither in a central nor, in our opinion, in a sufficient way by public authorities in Europe and the respective countries, we inform hereto for free on our websites.
    We cover our expenditures and staff expenses as well as the substantial costs related to the maintenance of up to 35 different foreign websites with the purchase of environmental badges for private persons and enterprises. These are at the moment the German Umweltplakette, the Austrian Umweltpickerl and the Danish Ecosticker (each domestic or foreign car needs these environmental badges for driving within the respective designated zones in these countries). Further national badges will follow in the next years.

    Through the websites,, and, Emissionshä is working in the areas of the compulsory emissions trading and the biomass market in Poland, Germany and Austria. Since December 2005, Emissionshä deals with CO2-certificates/emissions rights (purchase, sale and exchange) for companies at various energy stock exchanges in Europe as well as via bilateral trade.

    Climate Company:
    Climate Company, with its website, buys and compensates CO2-emission rights for private persons and companies that are not taking part to the compulsory emission trading system of the European Union.
    Climate Company provides information about climate change, climate protection and CO2-free car driving (so-called CO2-compensation). Furthermore, Climate Company offers for private persons the purchase of climate gifts and climate neutrality. In this way, every individual can take an active part in the European trading system for emission rights or get involved in international projects for climate protection – in any case, do something for our climate and our future.

    More Green Zones webpages:
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