Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

The Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) commissions GIZ to implement a range of bilateral and regional projects, mainly within the scope of the Ministry’s International Climate Initiative (IKI).

These projects focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, sustainably managing and conserving forests as natural carbon reservoirs (REDD+), protecting biodiversity and supporting countries in adapting to climate change. With urbanisation playing a growing role in the world and thus also in climate change mitigation, GIZ is increasingly carrying out projects on sustainable urban development for BMU.

GIZ supports BMU in implementing the Nationally Appropriate Mitigating Actions (NAMA) Facility. This is a multi-donor platform that funds ambitious measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing and emerging countries.

GIZ is also advising BMU on promoting the use of German environmental technologies in developing and emerging economies, on abating emissions of nitrous oxide – a gas that is harmful to the climate – as a by-product of fertiliser production, and on climate finance, climate risk insurance and the expansion of carbon emissions trading in selected countries.