Jochen Flasbarth President German Federal Environment Agency.
"We tax the wrong things. What are rare are the resources, our environment. Therefore, this should be the basis for taxation."
Since 2009, Flasbarth has been President of the German Federal Environment Agency (Umwelt Bundes Amt: UBA), as well as Chairman of the Bureau to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). He also currently sits on the TEEB Advisory Board. Flasbarth previously served as President of the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU). His environmental policies focus on issues of climate change, environmental finance, and transportation policy.