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The successful cooperation with Costa Rica on climate policy and biological diversity is being further strengthened. The Federal Environment Ministry is supporting a new project geared towards conserving the unique natural habitats and biological diversity of Costa Rica with up to 6 million euro. Through its commitment to biodiversity conservation Costa Rica plays an important role in nature conservation. more

The UN city of Bonn has now been further strengthened with the IPBES having officially opened its Secretariat on 8 July, 2014, meaning that Bonn is now host to 18 UN organisations. Founded during a UN conference in Panama in 2012, IPBES it to provide independent and reliable information on the status and the development of biological diversity. more

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At its 38th session in Doha, Qatar, the World Heritage Committee included the Danish Wadden Sea and other coastal areas of the Wadden Sea of Lower Saxony National Park in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site, which was inscribed in 2009. This means that the entire Wadden Sea extending from the Netherlands through Germany as far as the Danish North Sea coast has now been recognised as a World Natural Heritage Site. more

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Following an eventful final round of negotiations, the United Nations Environment Assembly adopted a Ministerial Outcome Document in Nairobi on 27 June. The document calls for the adoption of a universal, ambitious post-2015 agenda in which environmental policy will be given the same level of attention as economic policy and social policy. more

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The Federal Environment Ministry supports Peruvian indigenous communities living in tropical rainforests with 5 million euros. The project aims to reward those protecting their land and hence the ecosystems, animals and plants. Indigenious communities become strategic partners in forest protection by getting compensation payments for long-term investments. more

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Business and Biodiversity Initiative

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