Working in Partnership
|Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH|
GIZ is a German federal enterprise that operates in more than 130 countries worldwide to support the German Government and other donors in achieving their objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for the benefit of the poor and for human well-being is one of the priority areas of German development policy. GIZ implements projects around the globe that support partners in implementing the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity.
GRID-Arendal is a centre collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), supporting informed decision making and awareness-raising through environmental information management and assessment, capacity building services and outreach and communication tools, methodologies and products.
|International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)|
The International Union for Conservation of Nature is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization. Its mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
|United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)|
UNEP is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP´s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
Blue Solutions is coordinated by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and implemented in partnership with the Norwegian foundation and UNEP Collaborating Centre GRID-Arendal, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNE). We work in close collaboration with national and regional marine and coastal biodiversity projects in developing countries all over the world.
Blue Solutions is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative (ICI).