Land- and Seascape Solutions for Indonesia (LASSO)

DESCRIPTION Inadequate landscape management and unsustainable land use threaten the Indonesias ecosystems. The project mitigates the degradation of land and seascapes in Indonesia, increasing the resilience of ecosystems and thereby promoting climate-resilient livelihoods. National, sub-national and local stakeholders improve spatial and development planning by incorporating principles of green and blue...

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...

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...

Mekong Delta Climate Resilience Programme (MCRP)

OBJECTIVES The climate-resilient management of natural resources in coastal areas of the Mekong Delta is improved to ensure sustainable development in the region. DESCRIPTION The Mekong Delta Climate Resilience Programme (MCRP) is a development cooperation programme co-financed by the Governments of Germany, Switzerland and of Vietnam.  MCRP is implemented by the Deutsche...

Sustainable fisheries und aquaculture

OBJECTIVE Advice to the development policy in the fisheries sector and in the context of small-scale fishers and farmers to support sustainable forms of fisheries and aquaculture, and thereby contribute to food security, income generation and resource protection. COUNTRYGlobal DURATION01 Oct 2020 - 30 Sep 2022 Commission AgencyBMZ CONTACT PERSON Dr. Mark Prein mark.prein@giz.de

Promotion of the Management of Sunderbans-Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh

OBJECTIVES The Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD) under the Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is enabled to manage the Sundarbans in a sustainable manner through co-management by involving local resource users, efficient and standardised patrolling (SMART), and a proper ecological monitoring. DESCRIPTION The “Sundarbans Reserved Forest” is declared a UNESCO...

Promoting Sustainable Aquaculture Development

OBJECTIVE Promotion of the sustainable aquaculture in Myanmar. COUNTRYMyanmar DURATION01 Dec 2016 - 30 Nov 2021 Commission Agency BMUV CONTACT PERSON Mr. Peter Buri peter.buri@giz.de