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Climate change and the environment

GIZ supports its partners in identifying the causes of environmental and climate risks. It helps modernise policy, advises on regional cooperation, and develops strategies to embed environmental protection and climate action in other policy fields.

Interamerikanischer Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte

A driving force behind ‘green’ case law

We visit the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Human Rights Institute in San José, where human rights, nature and the environment are viewed in a new light.
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‘We have it in our hands’

Susan Chomba is the Director of Vital Landscapes at the World Resources Institute. In this interview she explains why she is reticent about attending COP28 and why we should all keep hope alive.
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Überblick über Lüderitz

All eyes on Lüderitz

Green hydrogen is set to bring prosperity to Namibia and propel the world towards a climate-neutral economy. We travel to the country’s south-west, where plans are under way for one of the world’s largest hydrogen plants.
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5 Mitarbeiterinnen auf einer Plantage aus der Vogelperspektive Soren Pessoa

Beyond the coffee bushes

A novel approach to protecting the climate and the environment in Costa Rica – join us on a finca that produces more than just climate-friendly coffee.
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Viehherde wird getrieben

Methane, the underestimated danger

The focus of the climate change debate is shifting more towards the role of methane. Despite causing greater damage to the environment than carbon dioxide, the gas offers considerable potential in terms of emissions savings. As a ‘methane champion’, Germany is looking to lead by example.
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Zwei Frauen mit Kopftuch und ein Mann am Handy

Source of togetherness

What can be done when a water-poor country has to provide for more and more people? A trip through northern Jordan in villages that have taken in large numbers of refugees.
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Temperaturansicht der Erde NASA/Scientific Visualization Studio

UN Climate Change Conference 2023: COP28 in Dubai at a glance

With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) set to open in the United Arab Emirates in late November, akzente answers the most important questions about the event.
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Frauen mit Kanistern

‘Working hand in hand’

Somaliland in the Horn of Africa is a very fragile area. Project Manager Carola von Morstein explains why an integrated approach is the only way to tackle the challenges here.
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Frau mit religiöser Kopfbedeckung steht im Maisfeld

Where maize and sorghum grass grow

Conditions in the Horn of Africa are harsh. We visited the Somaliland region to see how people in this disaster-struck area can be best supported.
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Vanessa Nakate

‘We cannot give up’

Vanessa Nakate, a young woman from Uganda, is a leading voice for climate justice.
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Man hält zwei Platinen in der Hand

Taking recycling to another level

Sustainable recycling in Lagos: a pilot project in Nigeria is protecting e-waste workers and supporting the African recycling industry.
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‘Recycling is also a question of social justice’

The Institute for Applied Ecology in Freiburg has been supporting a project on e-waste. Expert Andreas Manhart talks to Katrin Gänsler about insights, financing and responsibility.
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