Sino-German Cooperation Platform for the Conservation of Species-Rich and Carbon-Storing Ecosystems - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Sino-German Cooperation Platform for the Conservation of Species-Rich and Carbon-Storing Ecosystems

As of: December 2021

The projects supported the responsible Chinese institutions in introducing climate-appropriate conservation and management strategies, to maintain species-rich ecosystems that are particularly valuable in mitigating climate change. German and Chinese scientists werre engaged in intensive discussion in order to identify particularly suitable ecosystems as part of a national plan. In cooperation with local communities and the relevant administrative departments, the project enabled managers to maintain and develop the protected areas selected in an efficient and targeted manner.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • A network of 192 protected areas with particularly carbon-storing and species-rich ecosystems has been established in Jiangxi Province
  • Protection and management strategies have been developed 
  • A professional platform for cooperation among national and international actors has been set up, including study trips and workshops
  • A structured professional exchange has been set up involving the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science and the authorities responsible for managing protected areas at province level
  • A database for carbon-storing ecosystems has been created and is updated at regular intervals
  • Findings have been compiled in a carbon and biodiversity atlas; presentations were given at the 2009 Climate Conference and the 2010 Biodiversity Conference

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Ecology and Environment - China

Implementing partner(s):
  • Bundesamt für Naturschutz
  • Chinese Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES)
  • State Forestry Administration (SFA) - China

BMU grant:
1.083.398,43 €

10/2008  till  09/2011

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