Protecting the environment, conserving resources
Our fields of work on the environment
Food security through agricultural variety
Protecting biological diversity is a prerequisite for the economic, social and cultural development of current and future generations.
Biodiversity (web app)
Our web app on the topic of biodiversity is a special feature that outlines the engagement of the BMZ on preserving biological diversity. - external link, new window
Protection from the risks through the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
Protecting the climate, mitigating the consequences of climate change
Climate (web app)
Our climate web app is a special feature providing an overview of our activities with regards to climate protection. - external link, new window
Although we are dependent on services and products from nature, they are often considered to be without worth. The BMZ seeks to change this.
Trading emission certificates is part of global climate protection efforts. Some of the income is invested in climate protection measures in developing countries.
Using energy in clever ways
As its contribution to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Germany has launched the "Convention Project to Combat Desertification".
Economic development has to include the protection and sustainable use of the environment and of natural resources.
Forests offer nearly everything we need: habitat, food, water, construction materials, fuel, raw materials and medicinal plants.
Integrated water resource management (IWRM)
The approach of German development cooperation in the water sector is based on the concept of integrated water resource management.
National parks, biosphere reservers, world natural heritage sites and local and private conservation areas are all important instruments to preserve biodiversity.
REDD (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation)
Protecting the climate by rewarding emission reductions caused by deforestation and forest degradation
Protecting our natural resources is a prerequisite for sustainable development. Soil protection helps in dealing with poverty, hunger and climate change.
The sun, wind, water, the earth and biomass all provide more energy than we need. Up until now, we have only managed to use a fraction of this energy potential.
No life without water