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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

Climate, environment, natural resource management

Ensuring sustainable consumption and production PREVENT Waste Alliance – working together for the circular economy Strengthening the contribution of the chemical industry to climate protection UN Decade: on Ecosystem Restoration Water Dialogues: making safe water and sanitation available to everyone Strengthening the review and implementation of the 2030 Agenda Partners for Review: Reviewing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda The fight against marine litter Turning the tide by reducing marine litter and plastic leakage into the ocean Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) Enabling access to climate finance: knowledge transfer, networking & innovation Innovations in agriculture and food production protect the climate (WE4F) Forests4Future: Giving forests a future Promoting climate-friendly and emission-neutral development InsuResilience Global Partnership: insuring against the impact of climate change Helping to shape international forest policy Climate Smart Water and Wastewater Companies International forest-related climate finance Development and Climate Alliance Environmental policy – approaches for transformative change Establishing waste management and the 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 (completed) Ambitious climate policy in the countries of South-East and Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia Protecting the environment and climate with innovative 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 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 – promoting eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable cooling technologies worldwide Sustainable and climate-friendly phase-out of ozone-depleting substances (SPODS) Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change (C4) Human mobility in the context of climate change 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 II – Financing and implementing Nationally Determined Contributions 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 Nitric Acid Climate Action Group: avoiding nitrous oxide emissions Globaler Kohlenstoffmarkt ValuES: Integrating ecosystem services into policy, planning and practice Promoting business action for biodiversity-friendly production and commercialisation Strategic environmental dialogues Using ecosystem services to adapt to climate change Disposing of ozone- and climate-damaging substances from cooling appliances in an environmentally friendly way REDD Early Movers – Tools and Instruments Risk assessment and management for adaptation to climate change Führung in globaler Verantwortung – Climate Leadership Plus Programm Promoting innovative solutions for sustainable cooling

Rural development and agriculture

Building innovative food systems for food and nutrition security Supporting Agriculture and Development Globally Crop Trust: preserving plant diversity in gene banks Fund for the Promotion of Innovation in Agriculture Agricultural Policy and Innovation Fund (FABI) Promoting trade, business and financing in agriculture Promoting digital agricultural innovation in Africa Strengthening farmers’ organisations The Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil (FONAP) increases the share of certified palm oil and palm kernel oil Mainstreaming sustainable land management at international level Organic agriculture: promoting knowledge exchange and networks Promoting environmentally friendly and socially responsible fisheries and aquaculture Improving the Effectiveness of Rural Development and Food Security Projects Creating livelihoods – securing access to land Improving sustainability in global agriculture supply chains 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 Promoting sustainable agricultural supply chains and improving standards Sector project Sustainable Rural Areas Promoting international agricultural research for rural development Programme for climate-smart livestock systems Promoting employment for young people in rural areas Rural employment with a focus on youth Biodiversity and ecosystem services in agrarian landscapes Promotion du financement agricole au profit d’entreprises basées sur l’agriculture en milieu rural Reshaping drug policies: development, human rights, health Sustainable agriculture Sustainable energy solutions for agriculture Stärkung von Kapazitäten an internationalen Agrarforschungszentren durch Vermittlung von Integrierten Fachkräften Promoting responsible land policy worldwide 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 Strengthening land policy in Africa

Security, reconstruction and peace

Social development

Governance and democracy

Concluding fair and stable investment contracts Incorporating religion into development cooperation Implementing Human Rights in Development Cooperation Improving digital consumer protection worldwide International Smart Cities Network Shaping sustainable development: implementing the 2030 Agenda at (inter)national level and reducing poverty and inequality International cooperation for sustainable and better urban development Fair and stable investment contracts for the extractive sector Platform for Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Implementing the 2030 Agenda Shaping multilateral development policy and positioning German development policy concerns in the G7 and G20 Developing projects to address climate change in cities - the C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) Good financial governance for sustainable development Experts for municipal partnerships worldwide Promoting sustainable development worldwide: the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Sector Programme Governance Anti-Corruption and Integrity Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development Integrated implementation of the 2030 Agenda in cities and city regions Promoting sustainable urbanisation and urban development around the world Promoting gender equality and women’s rights Human rights based approach and children and youth rights in development cooperation Extractives and development Development cooperation 'Made in Germany': the Advisory Fund for Structural and Regulatory Policy Reforms (FSRP) Cities Fit for Climate Change International learning and exchange formats promote integrated urban development Strategic cooperation in and with international organisations Combating illicit financial flows Connective Cities – international community of practice for sustainable urban development

Economic development and employment

Global supply chains: sharing responsibility and putting due diligence into practice Qualifying experts and promoting labour mobility Programme Migration for Development Sustainable economic development Business Scouts for Development (BMZ) Sustainable implementation of EU Economic Partnership Agreements Development banks finance global public goods and sustainability goals Programme Migration & Diaspora Creating sustainable textile supply chains develoPPP for jobs promotes training and employment in Africa Innovative approaches to financial systems development Enabling the use of digital technologies for development cooperation Global Access to Insurance Initiative Advice on privatisation Emerging Markets Sustainability Dialogues Promoting labour, social and environmental standards in textile supply chains Reducing barriers to trade Creating training and job prospects in Africa Achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda in cooperation with the private sector Global Initiative on innovative Employment Services for Youth - YouMatch II Adapting economic development to climate change Sector Project on Employment Promotion in Development Cooperation Programme Migration & Diaspora Digital change in development cooperation Enlisting the private sector to strengthen corruption prevention worldwide Improving working conditions for women in the MENA region Programme "Migration for Development" Reducing poverty and inequality as part of the 2030 Agenda Trade and investment for sustainable development Assistance and financing options in development cooperation Sustainable implementation of EU economic partnership agreements Responsible and Inclusive Business Hubs (RIBHs) Fonds „Handel für Entwicklung“ Working together to make trade faster and more transparent Sustainable recruitment of nurses Promoting innovative business models for a sustainable economy Protecting global public goods by strengthening the links between bilateral development cooperation and international financial institutions Global Leadership Academy

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