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,...

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...

Supporting the Implementation of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) in Pakistan

OBJECTIVES The process of implementing the National Adaptation Plan is enhanced at national level and selected provinces in Pakistan. DESCRIPTION Pakistan grapples with severe challenges from climate change, lacking adequate adaptation measures to mitigate its impacts. Extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and storms cause significant economic losses. They also harm...

Transformative Actions for Climate and Ecological Protection and Development (TRANSCEND)

OBJECTIVES Key actors at the national level and in the three landscapes support an integrated and transparent implementation of climate change and biodiversity policies. DESCRIPTION 45 per cent of the Philippine population lives in cities, where 75 per cent of the gross domestic product is produced. Unplanned urbanisation increases exposure to the...

Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems in India’s Northeastern Himalay Region

OBJECTIVES State and local stakeholders are implementing their improved knowledge and management capacities for the conservation and sustainable, climate-friendly management of aquatic ecosystems in four states of the North Eastern region - Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland. DESCRIPTION North Eastern Region of India is home to two of the thirty-four biodiversity hotspots...