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Germany is fulfilling the commitments established for financing climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. In addition, the German Government is working towards a new international climate financing architecture as part of an ambitious, comprehensive and binding climate agreement adopted at the 2015 Conference of the Parties.

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In the last seven years, Germany has increased six-fold its financial contribution to biodiversity conservation and protection of ecosystems worldwide and has also developed new sources of finance. This is a clear demonstration of the high degree of importance the German Government attaches to global biodiversity conservation.

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The German Federal Environment Ministry and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change are jointly setting up a 'NAMA Facility'. This Facility is designed to support developing and emerging countries that show strong leadership on tackling climate change and want to implement transformational nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs).

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