26.03.19 | International climate Initiative: Launch of thematic call for project ideas for global climate action and biodiversity conservation
The Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has launched a new call for project ideas on ambitious climate and biodiversity conservation in developing countries and emerging economies. The ministry is seeking ideas for projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote adaptation to climate change or support biological diversity. The call is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and is coordinated and implemented by the ZUG.
On behalf of the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH has commenced work on creating a competence centre on climate change mitigation in energy intensive industries (Kompetenzzentrum für Klimaschutz in energieintensiven Industrien (KEI)). In close collaboration with research institutions, industrial enterprises and organisations at national, EU and international level, the KEI will develop technology-based, market-oriented solutions for use in decarbonising energy intensive processes – in the steel and cement industries, for example.
Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH will initially provide largely administrative and substantive support for BMU funding activities. In doing so, it will manage concrete activities and projects to implement a wide range of key policy aims in the areas of environment protection, nature conservation and climate change. Award, administration and implementation of national and international projects form an integral part of the work performed by ZUG.
15.12.2017 | German Federal Environment Ministry founds project management agency Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH (in German)
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) founded a federally-owned company in September 2017. Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH aids BMU in promoting environment protection, nature conservation and action to halt climate change. The project management agency will largely perform administrative and managerial tasks involving selected funding programmes run by BMU.