Who are they?

GIZ is a public-benefit federal enterprise that provides international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.  Capacity development has been one of the key services delivered by GIZ. GIZ works with the private sector and governments, civil society actors and research institutions. The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. 

UEBT/GIZ joint projects

  • Supporting the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Supported by GIZ, UEBT undertook a series of activities to support awareness and improved practices in the ethical sourcing of biodiversity. The project supported the 2013 edition of the UEBT Biodiversity Barometer, which marked five years of subsequent consumer research on biodiversity and offered deeper insight into certain trends. The project also built on prior collaboration on biocultural community protocols, with the development of guidelines for UEBT members to engage with local producers and activities in a respectful, balanced and informed dialogue.  Finally, the project also supported the training and practical support on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) for UEBT members. (Project duration: Aug 2012 – Jan 2014)



is working to preserve biodiversity in 48 countries around the globe.