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Sabine Grimm


Sabine Grimm


Since July 2009 Sabine Grimm works at the German Federal Environment Agency in Dessau.

Sabine Grimm worked as a Fellow at Ecologic Institute from September 2006 to June 2009. Her work focused on a research project funded by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) on the implementation of the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) in Germany. Key activities in this project included the conceptual design and development of the national PRTR, support for the technical implementation by the federal states, and the treatment of methodical questions pertaining to the PRTR. The project also required expertise on questions concerning the implementation and development of the PRTR at the European and international levels. A native German speaker, Sabine also works in English and has advanced knowledge of French.

From 2001 to 2006, at the State Institute for Environment, Monitoring and Nature Conservation Baden-Württemberg (LUBW), Sabine worked on the preparatory research project of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), “First execution of the reporting to European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER) in Germany according to Art. 15 (3) IPPC Directive.”

Since 2003, Sabine Grimm has served as expert consultant at the German Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMU), working on several Twinning-Projects (PHARE Programs) in the Czech Republic ("Implementation Structures for IPPC and Register IRZ“), in Romania (“Implementation of VOC-, LCP- and SEVESO II Directive, and EPER and PRTR“) and in Slovenia (“Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control” (IPPC) and “Implementation of EPER and PRTR”). The object of the Twinning-Projects is to support the new EU-Member States and candidate countries in adapting to European legislation and establishing structures of implementation.

Sabine Grimm earned her degree in horticulture at the Technical College and University in Wiesbaden.

Following her studies, Sabine Grimm was employed by the German Development Service Berlin (in cooperation with German Agro Action and the Deutschen Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit GTZ) and worked for 4 years on projects on resource management, desertification control and rural development in Mali/West Africa. She then worked for 5 years as an advisor and representative for professional training in horticulture and landscaping at the Regional Council Karlsruhe (Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe).