GIZ is one of the largest international providers of capacity development and technical assistance on climate change worldwide. With its interventions GIZ also builds prerequisites for large-scale investments by public and private banks and investors. GIZ is cur-rently carrying out over 300 climate related projects with a combined funding of over USD 1.9 billion. Mitigation and adaptation are reflected with equal shares in the GIZ portfolio supplemented by activities on climate financing. A significant part of its work is implemented in least developed countries and small island developing states. In emerging economies and the BRICS states its work focusses on large scale mitigation.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, is an international organization that offers the following services: advice; human capacity development; network and dialogue management as well as mediation; and management and logistics. The entity supports long-term capacity-building and policy reform processes, and operates in all sectors relevant to sustainable development and climate change mitigation and adaptation, including renewable energies and energy access, energy efficiency, the measurement of reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, the use of climatefriendly technologies in industry, results-based financing for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, climate-resilient cities, climate risk management and insurance, and systems and ecosystem-based adaptation.