Water is in short supply at Lake Choclococha in Peru. Copyright: GIZ/Karsten Leckebusch

Promoting climate-resilient and emission-neutral development

Climate Policy Support Programme

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Country
  • Overall term

    2023 to 2026

  • Other Stakeholders

    Sectoral Department: Climate change

  • Products and expertise

    Climate, environment, management of natural resources


Climate protection and climate change adaptation are two of the biggest challenges of our time and are therefore priorities for the German Government and key objectives of German development policy. In 2015, parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed in Paris to limit global warming to well below two degrees and, if possible, to 1.5 degrees. To achieve this, and to cope with the impacts of climate change, countries across the globe will have to reduce greenhouse gases and align global financial flows to climate-neutral and climate-adapted development. At the same time, they will have to adapt to climate change and deal with losses and damages.


To achieve the 1.5 degree target of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, partner countries are successfully implementing social, ecological, and economic change.


This project provides support to the climate divisions within the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with the introduction of development-policy considerations into national and international climate policy and the implementation of their climate-policy tasks.

It advises the Ministry on climate protection, climate adaptation, dealing with losses and damages, climate financing, shaping bilateral and multilateral partnerships, and integrating climate issues into all areas.

In addition to this, the project represents and supports BMZ at climate conferences and on associated committees and initiatives.

It also advises BMZ on how to present its climate-policy commitment to the public and develop knowledge products. The focus here is on (inter)national experts.

The project works together with the consulting firms adelphi and the greenwerk.

Last update: November 2023

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