Protection of Biodiversity

In the area of protection of biodiversity, IKI supports partner countries to implement the targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (Aichi Targets) of the International Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Many IKI projects are also contributing to conservation efforts. By providing investments, advice to governments, technology transfer and research partnerships, the IKI projects improve the abilities of both governments and civil society to implement the CBD in partner countries. A particular focus is the drafting and implementation of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs). Other focal points include the conservation, expansion and connection of protected areas, the sustainable use of ecosystems, and reductions to the degradation, fragmentation and valuation of ecosystems. The concept of ecosystem-based adaptation as well as sustainable methods of production, biodiversity-friendly agriculture and sustainable fishing are other important thematic areas. Urban biodiversity is also becoming increasingly significant.

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Promoting Community Conservation Resilience Completed

Author Name: Simone Lovera
01 Mar 2015 to 30 Apr 2019

The aim of the project is to contribute to the implementation of the CBD’s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan and Aichi Targets by providing policy advice on effective and appropriate forms of support for com...
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Values: Methods for integrating ecosystem services into policy, planning and practice Completed

Author Name: Bernd-Markus Liss
01 Jan 2013 to 28 Feb 2019

The project enables partner ministries and organisations to make effective use of the findings generated by biophysical or economic methods to identify and evaluate ecosystem services. They are thus b...
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Blue Solutions - Implementing the CBD Strategic Plan in the field of marine and coastal biodiversity Completed

Author Name: Elke Foerster
01 Jan 2013 to 30 Nov 2018

This global project is jointly implemented by GIZ, GRID-Arendal, IUCN and UN Environment and is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity. The project identifies and dis...
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Biodiversity Finance Initiative – BIOFIN Completed

Author Name: Onno Van Den Heuvel
01 Dec 2012 to 31 Dec 2018

A key issue within the implementation of the Convention for Biodiversity (CBD) is the lack of financial resources for the protection of biodiversity. Most states lack reliable information on what fund...
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