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We promote innovation in environmental protection, conservation and climate action

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ZUG is a federal company and specialised project management agency for topics relating to environmental protection, conservation and climate action. Working on behalf of several federal ministries, we develop and support a wide range of funding programmes and strategic projects at both a national and international level. All of our work is based on and guided by the German Federal Government targets for environmental protection, conservation and climate action. We develop innovative, integrated solutions as a proactive mediator between policy and practice. At our offices in Berlin, Bonn and Cottbus, more than 750 employees make their expertise available to both our clients and our funding recipients.


About us

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Latest News

  • [Translate to English:] Die IKI zum Tag der offenen Tür im Auswärtigen Amt

    The IKI at the Federal Government Open Day

    Well-attended IKI information stands, interesting talks with the ‘big shots’, fun activities for the little ones – and a visit from the State…

  • Information on pulses at the stand of the "Global Bean Project" at the open day of the Ministry of Environment

    Pulses for more environmental protection

    The EURENI project “The Global Bean” promoted more pulses on the menu at its information stand at the Open Day of the Ministry of Environment.

International Funding Programmes

  • Marine Litter

    Grant Programme against Marine Litter

    Marine litter is one of the world's greatest environmental challenges. Plastic waste in particular causes considerable environmental damage. The…

  • Two indigenous women in traditional clothing are climbing up a hill.

    International Climate Initiative (IKI)

    The IKI is an important part of the German government's international climate finance commitment. From 2008 to 2021, IKI has approved more than 800…

  • Two young people in front of a mountain panorama hold an EU flag

    European Environment Initiative (EURENI)

    Through the EURopean ENvironment Initiative (EURENI), the Federal Ministry for the Environment supports projects that promote civil society dialogue…