International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations

With the "CLIENT II - International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovation" funding initiative, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is promoting demand-oriented research collaborations with selected emerging and developing countries. The international joint projects are developing innovative and sustainable climate, energy, environmental and resource solutions which will help to address concrete challenges in the partner countries. With a total of up to 100 million euros, the development of technologies, products, services and system solutions is promoted in seven subject areas. These are then inspected on-site in practical tests. The cooperation between German and international partners from the academic and professional worlds enables solutions that are adapted to local conditions, making them marketable. This approach strengthens the competitive position of Germany and the participating partner countries. Globally, CLIENT II is making a direct contribution to the mitigation of environmental degradation, the restoration of already degraded environmental processes and the sustainable management of natural resources.

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CLIENT II at a glance

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    Dr. Karsten Hess vom BMBF-Referat "Globaler Wandel - Klima, Biodiversität" stellte beim Side Event die internationale Fördermaßnahme „CLIENT II" vor, in der neue Anpassungsstrategien für Afrika und Asien erforscht werden.
    At the 25th UN climate change conference (COP25) in Madrid in December 2019, Dr Karsten Hess (BMBF) presented the two CLIENT II projects CLIMAFRI and RAIN. The side event was organised by the Science Policy Interface (SPI), an accompanying project to the CLIENT II funding measure.
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    Interview with Dr. Katharina Haag (BestBioPLA) in the Client II video
    A new video has been produced to introduce a wider audience to the aims and objectives of the CLIENT II funding programme, which is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The video highlights the programme’s role in facilitating international cooperation to develop innovative and sustainable climate, energy, environmental and resource solutions. It also explains its pioneering approach to promoting joint research and development projects between research institutes and businesses in Germany and emerging economies or developing countries.
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    Teilnehmende des Kick-off-Treffens an der Universität Moulay Ismail Meknès.
    On 27 November, German and Moroccan partners launched the I-WALAMAR project (Sustainable Technologies and Services for Water and Land Management in Morocco) at the University of Moulay Ismail in Meknès, Morocco.
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    CLIMAFRI Kick-Off Event
    Last year involved plenty of highlights for the CLIMAFRI project. In June 2019, the project team held its kick-off event in Benin and Togo to mark the start of the three-year endeavour to co-develop and co-implement adaptation strategies for sustainable management of flood risk and natural resources in the transboundary Lower Mono River catchment. Since then, they have organised a series of workshops, studied one of the most severe floods in the region in recent years, and presented their work at COP25 in Madrid.
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    Central Asian TRANSPOND project partners collaborate on laboratory work in Radeberg
    The accredited radionuclide laboratory IAF-Radioökologie GmbH in Radeberg near Dresden, which coordinates the CLIENT II project TRANSPOND, organised a joint placement for Kyrgyz and Uzbek radiochemists from 11 to 15 November 2019.
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