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13. Conference of the Parties - CBD

The signatory countries to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are meeting from 4 to 17 December in Cancún, Mexico. The CBD is the most important global instrument to protect, preserve and manage the sustainable use of biodiversity on Earth.

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International Climate Initiative (IKI)

Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialised countries, as well as countries in transition.

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Key Area

Climate and Biodiversity Policy Support

Germany is supporting partner countries in strengthening their ability to adapt to climate change impacts and in fostering more low-carbon and sustainable economic structures.

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Interview: Cultivation of energy crops in Viet Nam

Dr. Michael Zschiesche from the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UFU) on the cultivation of energy crops in Viet Nam.

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Film

Saving Rwanda's marsh lands

Mosquitoes, crocodiles, stagnant water: Swamps don't sound like pleasant places. But they are important ecosystems that feed rivers and lakes, and are home to a host of species - as some in Rwanda are discovering.

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Three pictures: Air conditioners at a house wall, five people on a panel, one man with a microphone

New guidance paper for policymakers

Advancing nationally determined contributions (NDCs) through climate-friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning.

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IKI offers trainings for grant recipients

In February 2017, for the second time, the IKI Programme Office will be offering training for national and international grant recipients.

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Global Biodiversity Conference begins

Conference to mainstream conservation of biodiversity into agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism.

Dr Yuri Darman, Director of the WWF Office in the Russian Far East

Director of WWF Russia wins MIDORI Prize

Dr Yury Darman, director of WWF Russia and longtime partner in IKI projects wins MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016.

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Selection Procedure 2017

The 2017 selection procedure has ended.

Project outlines received after the deadline cannot be considered.

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TV Reports Global Nature

The paiche is the largest carnivorous freshwater fish in the amazon region. And a delicacy. That threatens its population, which affects indigenous fishermen as well.

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Interview

Dr. Michael Zschiesche from the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UFU) on the cultivation of energy crops in Viet Nam.

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Trainings on Administrative and Financial Management: IKI offers trainings for grant recipients

In February 2017, for the second time, the IKI Programme Office will be offering training for national and international grant recipients.

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