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A family in Chad doing farm work.
Green Miracle
In the past, the Abdallah family barely grew enough tomatoes for themselves, but now they even need helpers in their fields. How arid land is becoming fertile again in Chad.
For Peace
Germany is offering support to the people of Mali as they move towards reconciliation and stability. The focus is on security, democracy and investigating human rights violations in this fragile West African state.
Harvesting in a changing climate
Green Innovation Centres provide farmers with access to knowledge and new technologies.
A brighter future for businesses
A pilot project in the Masai region illustrates how small-scale solar power generation benefits local businesses.
Organic pioneers with new expertise
Young entrepreneurs in Tunisia are breaking new ground and becoming environmental trailblazers.

Information and background

  • Fighting hunger

    On behalf of BMZ, GIZ has supported Rwanda in strengthening its agriculture.

  • Starting a new life back home

    When Kosovars return, a centre provides support with reintegration. And GIZ is promoting hiking tourism in the country.

  • A paradise for renewables

    Chile is powering ahead with transforming its energy system. The country has become a model for its neighbours.

  • Cow power

    In Senegal, students are researching the potential of renewable energies. GIZ is supporting a new study programme.

  • Protecting an underwater jewel

    Already seriously affected by climate change, Fiji is now taking measures to save the Great Sea Reef.

  • When paradise drowns

    For the residents of one village in Fiji, climate change turns their lifes upside down.


Clean Energy
A bright future for renewables
"We need strong, predictable, smart policies around the world", writes Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA.
Radiating appeal
Exciting facts and figures about the future of energy in our infographics.
“Unprecedented Support”
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework on Climate Change, about the Climate Agreement.
A rising star
Renewable energy is currently experiencing a major boom. However, a series of challenges stills stands in the way of a global energy transition.

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Facts and figures

  • It is a sad reality that more than 85 countries have fewer than one physician per 1,000 inhabitants.

  • G20 Leaders’ Declaration issued at the close of the G20 summit in Hamburg on 8 July 2017 

  • of all food is wasted or spoiled. Not when it reaches the consumer, but before it ever leaves the producer – in storage, for instance. 

  • trillion passenger kilometres are expected to be accounted for by global passenger transportation in 2030.

  • Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel at a press conference in Berlin in November 2016

  • of women have experienced physical or sexual violence in a relationship, making these some of the most widespread human rights violations.

  • G20 Leaders’ Communiqué, Hangzhou Summit, September 2016

  • people could be in full-time employment in the maritime industry by 2030. This industry currently employs more than 31 million people.

  • Women face discrimination also after their working lives. Proportion of women and men of retirement who receive a pension.

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