German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Vilm Seminar Series

International Academy for Nature Conservation
D-18581 Putbus
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Martina Finger, Tel.: +49 38301 86-112, Fax: +49 38301 86-117,

Category: Internationaler Naturschutz

Focus Seminar "Enhancing financial sustainability of biodiversity conservation - actors, approaches & aspirations"

23/07/2017 - 28/07/2017

Bundesamt für Naturschutz, GIZ GmbH, KfW
Marianne Alker, Barbara Lang (GIZ GmbH) Gisela Stolpe, Ralf Grunewald - Federal Agency for Nature Conservation Ralph Kadel - KfW
Practitioners and planners at the interface of development cooperation and biodiversity conservation (from GIZ, KfW, BMZ, BMUB, foundations, NGOs, consulting companies, partner organisations of German development cooperation)

Financing issues are among the most commonly mentioned obstacles when it comes to implementing conservation projects in development cooperation. Furthermore, not only are financing issues adressed in targets 3 (negative incentives and subsidies) and especially 20 (financial resources for conservation) of the Strategic Plan of the Biodiversity Convention (CBD), but also the Strategic Development Goals (SDGs) call for sufficient resources in each of the 17 SDGs descriptions. Many times strong connections can be seen between conservation and the SDGs (e.g. SDG targets 12, 13, 14, 15, and 17). This seminar will explore key challenges for financing conservation actions as well as projects in development cooporation. Looking at and analyzing good practice approaches, the seminar will explore how different financing models and approaches can effectively contribute to more secure and long term financing of projects. The language of the seminar will be English. Applicants have to fill in an application form. Decision on and confirmation of participation will be made by end of March/ early April 2017, based on a number of criteria incl. geographical and institutional balance, relevance to current work, former participation in Vilm trainings, personal motivation, etc. Please save the application form before you fill in. ___________________________________________________________ This seminar is devoted to the in-depth consideration of the challenges of sustainable financing in the field of conservation and German devolopment cooperation.



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