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Constitution of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (1947)

Part I,  Article 11a:

“(1) State, municipalities and public corporations bear responsibility for the natural foundations of life. Therefore, one of their primary tasks is to protect the soil, water and air, to use natural resources and energy sparingly and to protect and preserve the native animal and plant species and their natural environment.

(2) Damage to the natural balance must be remedied or compensated.”