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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Projects

Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services in Agrarian Landscapes Completed

Project Lead: Bernd Markus Liss
01 Dec 2016 to 30 Nov 2022

A growing world population and changing consumer habits are increasing the global demand for food and renewable raw materials. Consequently, land use is being practiced much too intensively in partner...
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Biodiversity Finance Initiative – BIOFIN Completed

Project Lead: Onno Van Den Heuvel
01 Dec 2012 to 31 Dec 2017

A key issue within the implementation of the Convention for Biodiversity (CBD) is the lack of financial resources for biodiversity protection. Many states lack reliable information on the funds needed...
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Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN II) On-going

01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2027

The financing of biodiversity conservation is a key issue in the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Most countries lack reliable information on the actual costs needed to ...
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Blue Solutions - Implementing the CBD Strategic Plan in the Field of Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Completed

Project Lead: Elke Foerster
01 Jan 2013 to 30 Nov 2018

This global project is jointly implemented by GIZ, GRID-Arendal, IUCN, and UN Environment, dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity. The project identifies and dissemin...
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Cities Fit for Climate Change Completed

Project Lead: Daphne Frank
01 Nov 2015 to 30 Jun 2019

The project supported cities in addressing the challenges posed by climate change. It provided guidance to city governments on adapting their development plans, such as land-use plans and binding deve...
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Development of National Framework for Electronic People's Biodiversity Registers in India On-going

Project Lead: Ravindra Singh
01 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2026

Safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystems is crucial to meet the demands for food, medicine, fuel, and water, as well as to provide livelihood security. The project contributes to India’s growing eff...
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Enabling and Scaling up Market Adoption of Nature-Related Financial Disclosures On-going

01 Jan 2023 to 31 Jan 2029

According to the World Economic Forum, approximately $44 trillion of global economic output, representing around half of the global economy, is at moderate or significant exposure to nature-related ri...
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INTERACT- Bio Integrated Regional Action for Biodiversity On-going

Project Lead: Monalisa Sen
01 Dec 2016 to 31 Dec 2024

The partner countries have signed the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) have already been drawn up. INTERACT-Bio supports them in ...
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Living Lakes - Strategies to Protect the Biodiversity of Aquatic Ecosystems On-going

15 Aug 2022 to 14 Aug 2027

Protection and restoration of lakes, wetlands, and associated landscapes is crucial to halt biodiversity loss and combat climate change. Eleven partners from ten countries in the Living Lakes Network ...
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Private Business Action for Biodiversity Completed

Project Lead: Andreas Gettkant
01 Sep 2016 to 31 Dec 2021

Private enterprise has an important role to play in countering contributory factors to the loss of biodiversity. This global project is supporting methods and instruments to ensure biodiversity-friend...
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