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Climate, environment, management of natural resources

Conserving natural resources is a basic requirement for sustainable development and improving the quality of human life. To reverse the trend towards resource degradation, we need to give greater priority to ecological principles.

GIZ assists its partners in identifying the wide range of causes of environmental risks. It helps modernise environmental policy at all levels, advises on regional environmental cooperation and develops strategies to embed environmental protection in other areas of policy.


        
    
Climate change

        
    
Biodiversity

        
    
Climate change

        
    
Biodiversity

        
    
Climate change

        
    
Biodiversity

Global concerns such as climate protection, preserving biodiversity, protecting forests and combating desertification are a challenge to the community of nations. GIZ supports processes for developing the international environmental regime, and advises its partners in implementing this.

In anchor countries and emerging nations, GIZ disseminates concepts for resource efficiency and recycling. It assists developing countries in decentralising management of natural resources, to ensure greater efficiency and closer orientation to local needs.

With our experience in a wide range of countries, our technical competence, experience in moderation and methodologies, know-how on organisational development, environmental communication and conflict management, we are a partner you can count on.

Climate, environment, management of natural resources


Climate protection

Climate protection means reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate protection


Climate Risk Insurance

Climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Climate risk insurance can help to better protect people from climate-related damage and losses - especially when combined with comprehensive risk management strategies.

Climate Risk Insurance


Adapting to climate change

Adapting to climate change can help to avoid risk and seize opportunities. Germany supports its partner countries in adaptation projects.

Adapting to climate change


International climate policy

Climate protection and adaptation to climate change are crosscutting tasks. They require a change of political and social direction.

International climate policy


Climate finance

Funds for climate financing are scarce and must therefore be managed seriously and used sensibly.

Climate finance


Biodiversity

Preserving biodiversity is vital. GIZ advises partners on measures that protect ecosystems and benefit people.

Biodiversity


Sustainable land management and desertification control

Wrong use and climate change are turning more and more land into desert. Together with its partners, GIZ is taking countermeasures.

Sustainable land management and desertification control


Fishing

Unsustainable fishing is an increasing threat to developing countries. GIZ is committed to the conservation of wild stocks and thus to securing income, food and economic growth.

Fishing


Sustainable forest management and international forest policy

The destruction of forests destroys livelihoods. Development can only be achieved through sustainable forest management.

Sustainable forest management and international forest policy


Environmental management

GIZ's environmental management consultancy aims to make production and disposal in developing countries ecological and safer.

Environmental management


Green Economy

“Green” growth requires new economic structures. GIZ advises its partner countries on the changeover.

Green Economy


Environmental policy

Without the protection of the environment and resources, there can be no sustainable development. Effective environmental policy strategies are needed here.

Environmental policy

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