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Global projects such as the 2030 Agenda and international climate agreements are becoming increasingly important. As an actor in around 120 countries, GIZ facilitates worldwide partnerships.


Global Programmes

Regional Cooperation

Sustainable infrastructure

Environment and climate change

Promoting climate-friendly and emission-neutral development InsuResilience Global Partnership: insuring against the impact of climate change Making international forest policy more sustainable Climate Smart Water and Wastewater Companies International forest-related climate finance Development and Climate Alliance Environmental policy – approaches for transformative change Waste Management and circular economy – conserving resources Sustainable and climate friendly palm oil production and procurement Triangular Cooperation Mexico, Dominican Republic, Germany: Disaster risk management: improved advanced warning Ambitious climate policy in the countries of South-East and Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia Global project Support of the Export Initiative for Environmental Technologies Climate risk management – Concepts, instruments, effects Promoting European-African business partnerships for biodiversity conservation Green Economy Transformation Capacity Building and Finance for Local Action on Climate and Biodiversity (CBF) Conservation of biodiversity on land Preservation of marine biodiversity Initiative for Resource Efficiency and Climate Action Climate policy meets urban development Clean air in Hanoi, Johannesburg and Pretoria Cooling with the power of the sun Climate-friendly cooling in South Africa Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector (GIC) Proklima – Worldwide promotion of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient cooling technologies Sustainable and climate-friendly phase-out of ozone-depleting substances (SPODS) Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change (C4) New knowledge about climate change and human mobility ICT-based Adaptation to Climate Change in Cities Partnership against Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade in Africa and Asia Global support initiative to implement good governance for forest conservation Conserving the biodiversity of marine and coastal areas Bilateral energy partnerships (BMWi) Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity (ABS Capacity Development Initiative) Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB) Partners for Review Information Matters: ambitious climate reporting (completed) NDC Assist – Contributing to the NDC Partnership Climate Finance Readiness Programme – CF Ready Support project for the implementation of the Paris Agreement (BMUB) Enhancing climate services for infrastructure investment (CSI) (BMUB) Climate Finance Readiness Programme (completed) Vertically integrated climate protection Support for the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group Globaler Kohlenstoffmarkt ValuES: Integrating ecosystem services into policy, planning and practice Promoting business action for biodiversity-friendly production and commercialisation Strategic environmental dialogues Mainstreaming EbA – strengthening ecosystem-based adaptation Management und Zerstörung von ozonschädlichen Substanzen in ODS-Banken REDD Early Movers – Tools and Instruments REDD Early Movers – International Initiatives Risk assessment and management for adaptation to climate change Führung in globaler Verantwortung – Climate Leadership Plus Programm German Green Cooling Initiative

Rural development

Promoting digital agricultural innovation in Africa Strengthening farmers’ organisations Environmentally friendly and socially responsible palm oil production Global Project Agricultural Policy Advisory Fund Mainstreaming sustainable land management at international level Organic farming: promoting networks and the exchange of knowledge Promotion of environmentally friendly and socially responsible fishing and aquaculture Improving the Effectiveness of Rural Development and Food Security Projects Creating livelihoods – securing access to land Sustainability and Value Added in the Cotton Economy More fish and income from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture Knowledge for Nutrition (K4N) – achieving food security Promoting international agricultural research by placing experts Promoting human resources cooperation with partners in international agricultural research Supporting sustainable agricultural supply chains and standards Sustainable Rural Development sector project International agricultural research for rural development Programme for climate-smart livestock systems Rural employment with a focus on youth Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture Biodiversity and ecosystem services in agrarian landscapes Promotion du financement agricole au profit d’entreprises basées sur l’agriculture en milieu rural Globale Partnerschaft für Drogenpolitik und Entwicklung Sustainable agriculture Energy solutions for agricultural and food industries Stärkung von Kapazitäten an internationalen Agrarforschungszentren durch Vermittlung von Integrierten Fachkräften Global Programme Responsible Land Policy Promotion of agricultural finance for agri-based enterprises in rural areas Promotion of Nutrition-Sensitive Potato Value Chains in East Africa Food and nutrition security, enhanced resilience to food crises Soil protection and rehabilitation for food security Stärkung der Beratungskapazitäten für Landpolitik in Afrika

Security, reconstruction and peace

Social development

Governance and democracy

Economic development and employment

Enabling the use of digital technologies for development cooperation Global Access to Insurance Initiative Advice on privatisation Emerging Markets Sustainability Dialogues Promotion of textile supply chains Reducing barriers to trade Creating training and job prospects in Africa Cooperation with the private sector Global Initiative on innovative Employment Services for Youth - YouMatch II Climate resilient economic development Sector Project on Employment Promotion in Development Cooperation Programme Migration & Diaspora Digital change in development cooperation Alliance for Integrity Improving working conditions for women in the MENA region Global Business Network (GBN) Programme Programme "Migration for Development" Developing the economy worldwide – the ExperTS programme EZ-Scout-Programm „energy solutions – made in Germany“ – with the Project Development Programme (PDP) Reducing poverty and inequality as part of the 2030 Agenda Trade and investment for sustainable development Assistance and financing options in development cooperation Development-oriented EU trade policy Sustainable implementation of EU economic partnership agreements Return and reintegration of displaced persons and international migrants (BMZ) Responsible and Inclusive Business Hubs (RIBHs) Fonds „Handel für Entwicklung“ Working together to make trade faster and more transparent Sustainable recruitment of nurses Inclusive Business Action Network Sustainable Economic Development Protecting global public goods by strengthening the links between bilateral development cooperation and international financial institutions Global Leadership Academy

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