Environment Minister Lemke gives a speech at the Sino-German Environmental Forum 2024. © GIZ

Supporting strategic environmental dialogues

Strategic Environmental Dialogues

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)

  • Country

    Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia

  • Overall term

    2014 to 2027

  • Products and expertise

    Climate, environment, natural resource management

Context

The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations are designed to lead to social, ecological and economic development and therefore transform the global economy. This means that all countries are called upon to pursue alternative development paths.

Successful conclusion of a dissemination workshop for the Global Sustainable Development Report in Brasília .

Objective

Decision-makers from the fields of policymaking, science, business and civil society in selected emerging economies and in Germany have shared views on achieving an environmentally friendly and social economy. Germany's cooperation with individual countries on economic change and international political processes such as climate negotiations has been strengthened.

Approach

The project advises the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) on organising high-level environmental forums and dialogue formats. In particular, it helps intensify ongoing strategic environmental dialogues with major emerging economies such as Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. For example, the project organised the 7th Sino-German Environmental Forum with the BMUV in 2023. The environmental forums are the most important platform for intergovernmental dialogue on the environment and bring together representatives from the worlds of politics, business and civil society.

The project also organises intergovernmental working groups, international and regional conferences and workshops, and conducts studies. One example of this is formed by the workshops on the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), where the results of working groups or studies are disseminated. In Brazil, the project has also set up a training programme for environmentally friendly leadership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and the National Academy of Public Administration (ENAP).

The independent complaints mechanism of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) supports the implementation of IKI projects based on transparency.

A participant discusses aspects of the Global Sustainable Development Report at a dissemination workshop in Manila.

Last updated: June 2024

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