Greening Agricultural Smallholder Supply Chains (GRASS)

OBJECTIVES The economic and environmental resilience of smallholder farmers who produce rubber, oil palm, cocoa, and coffee at the base of global supply chains is improved. DESCRIPTION Many independent smallholder farmers in Kapuas Hulu cultivate estate crops in monoculture on small farm plots of typically two hectares or less. With this approach,...

Strengthening Coastal Biodiversity Conservation and Management through Protection and Rehabilitation Incentives for Coastal Carbon Sinks in Pacific Island countries

OBJECTIVES Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are successfully conserving and managing seagrass and mangrove ecosystems to safeguard associated ecosystem services. DESCRIPTION Seagrass meadows and mangrove forests sequester carbon at rates up to 66 times faster than terrestrial forests and store up to five times more carbon per hectare. These...

Support to the International Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade

OBJECTIVES The risk of pathogens jumping from wild animals to humans and thus leading to a pandemic has been reduced. Awareness and knowledge has been developed among the relevant stakeholders. DESCRIPTION Wild animals are an important part of biodiversity. However, they are also a source of known and unknown pathogens,...

One Health and agroecology

OBJECTIVES Indian institutions cooperate more effectively to reduce risks to human, animal and environmental health. DESCRIPTION One Health is a holistic approach that considers connections between the health of humans, animals and the environment. It focuses on the entire system in which diseases can develop and spread. India has a high population density,...

Climate Policy and Biodiversity Project

OBJECTIVES Thailand is progressing on a climate-resilient and low greenhouse gas emission development pathway. The country’s marine and coastal biodiversity is better protected and managed to benefit sustainable tourism and coastal livelihoods, contributing to successful development of a sustainable Green Economy. DESCRIPTION Thailand is Southeast Asia's second largest emitter of carbon dioxide...

Solutions for Marine and Coastal Resilience in the Coral Triangle

OBJECTIVES The six countries of the Coral Triangle are undertaking measures to preserve biodiversity and the associated ecosystem services in three large transboundary seascapes. DESCRIPTION The Coral Triangle is regarded as the global epicentre of marine biodiversity. Its unique habitats and important ecosystem services are increasingly jeopardised, however. The main stress factors...

Support programme Biodiversity-Environment-Oceans

OBJECTIVES The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) contributes to the design of international and national development processes and initiatives that implement ambitious and far-reaching environmental policy. A key aim is to improve terrestrial and marine biodiversity conservation in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of...

Strengthening national implementation of global biodiversity targets (GBF Implementation) – NBSAP-Partnerschaft

OBJECTIVES Selected partner countries are successfully implementing their national biodiversity targets, which are aligned with the GBF. DESCRIPTION Conserving biodiversity is – like taking action against climate change – one of the biggest challenges of our times. To this end, the parties to the international Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the...

Enhancing Rural Resilience through Appropriate Development Actions – ERADA

OBJECTIVES Livelihoods of vulnerable households in rural areas have been stabilised based on locally available natural resources and developmental support programmes. DESCRIPTION In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the globe. This resulted in about ten million Indians returning from urban areas to their home villages as they had lost their...

Strengthening climate adaptation and climate resilience, Pakistan (SAR)

OBJECTIVES In Pakistan, the conditions for the country to adapt to climate change and deal with climate risks have improved. Women and other vulnerable groups are better protected. DESCRIPTION Pakistan is one of the countries most affected by climate change. Floods, droughts, erratic rainfall, melting glaciers, heat waves and extreme weather events...