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The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) works to encourage economic development within Germany and in other countries through international cooperation and partnerships, in combating poverty, food security, establishing peace, freedom, democracy and human rights, shaping globalisation in a socially equitable manner, and preserving the environment and natural resources. For more information on BMZ, please visit

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is responsible for a range of government policies which are reflected in the name of the ministry itself. For more than 25 years the Ministry has worked to protect the public from environmental toxins and radiation and establish an intelligent and efficient use of raw materials; it has advanced climate action and promoted a use of natural resources that conserves biodiversity and secures habitats. or more information on BMUB, please visit

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has been financing climate and biodiversity projects through its ‘International Climate Initiative’ (IKI). The Initiative places clear emphasis on climate change mitigation, adaption to the impacts of climate change and the protection of biological diversity. For more information on IKI, please visit

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries worldwide. For more information on GIZ, please visit

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government of India for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of the environmental and forestry programmes. The primary concerns of the Ministry are implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of the country's natural resources including lakes and rivers, biodiversity, forests, wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals and prevention and reduction of pollution.

The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), was established in 2003 to implement India’s Biological Diversity Act (2002). The NBA is Autonomous body and that performs facilitative, regulatory and advisory function for Government of India on issue of Conservation, sustainable use of biological resource and fair equitable sharing of benefits of use. For more information, please visit

The India Business & Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI) will serve as a national platform of business and its stakeholders for dialogue, sharing and learning, ultimately leading to mainstreaming sustainable management of biological diversity into businesses. It is a joint initiative of the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), supported by GIZ. For more information on IBBI, please visit