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Strategic Environmental Dialogue Forums with Partner Countries on Gearing their Economies Towards Resource and Energy Efficiency

As of: October 2021

Building on the first phase, the aim of the project’s second phase was to extend strategic environmental policy dialogue with major newly industrialising countries such as Brazil, China, India and Thailand. In close cooperation with the selected partner countries, the project provided technical, strategic and organisational support for bilateral environmental policy forums held in the context of regional German business initiatives (for example, the Asia-Pacific Committee or Latin America Initiative of German Business). The dialogue forums were generally connected with a business exchange, and in specific cases, with an environmental trade fair.
Successor project(s)
Strategic Environmental Dialogues
Predecessor project(s)
Strategic Environmental Dialogue Forums with Newly Industrialising Countries

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Numerous dialogue forums conducted, including fourth Sino-German environmental forum 2013 in Berlin (including business exchange and trade fair attendance), Green Economy Workshop 2011 in Brazil (preparation for German-Brazilian environmental forum)
  • Additional dialogue events planned and prepared, including German-Indian environmental forum, German-Thai environmental forum, German-Brazilian environmental forum

Project data

Brazil, China, India, South Africa, Thailand

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

Political partner(s):
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa*
  • Ministry of Ecology and Environment - China
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) - Thailand

Implementing partner(s):
  • Asien-Pazifik-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft (APA)
  • Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) - India

BMU grant:
1.535.921,09 €

09/2009  till  12/2013

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