Every two years, the signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meet during the Conference of the Parties (COP) to discuss how the preservation of biological diversity and its equitable and sustainable use can be advanced around the world. The last conference took place in December 2016 in Mexico. Since 2008, Germany has more than doubled its support for international projects within the field of biological diversity, and in accordance with the commitment by Chancellor Merkel, has been contributing half a billion Euros annually for this purpose since 2013.
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) provide extensive information on Germany’s commitment to the preservation of biological diversity within the context of the COPs and the negotiations as well as other expert conferences.
Information material on Germany's biodiversity finance
BMUB-BMZ brochure "Committed to Biodiversity"
Committed to Biodiversity (as at November 2016) (PDF, 9.5 MB)
Committed to Biodiversity (as at September 2014) (PDF, 6.6 MB)
List of ongoing BMUB biodiversity projects (as at September 2016) (PDF 514 KB)
List of ongoing BMUB biodiversity projects (as at September 2014) (PDF 768 KB)
IKI supports the negotiation process
The projects assisted by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) support the international CBD negotiation process. Along with the activities of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), they demonstrate how the CBD's Strategic Plan for 2011-2020 can be implemented at the practical level. The BMUB makes an important contribution to meeting Germany's financial commitments.