This global project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) supports the "Export Initiative for Green Technologies" on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) in its efforts to introduce and apply innovative, integrated environmental and climate change mitigation technologies. With this GreenTech-Knowledge Hub, we provide an inspiring global space for practitioners, policy makers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists and interested people to exchange experiences, good practices, learnings, and innovative approaches. We bring together the experience and knowledge of our global partners to build communities of practice for the deployment of sustainable infrastructure and technologies for greener economies and better lives. Let's create exchange networks!
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Global Solutions Initiative/GIZ Cooperation

The partnership between the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) and the GIZ is an effort to globally advance the circular economy agenda through a series of Circular Economy Solutions Dialogues. They promote a discussion on existing, scalable innovative solutions, to devise context-sensitive strategies for their broad implementation and bring together high-level circular economy global experts to act as a catalyst and amplify related messages.
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Communities of Practice

CoP Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging
Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is an environmentally oriented approach based on the polluter pays principle.…

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CoP Single-Use Plastic Prevention

Single-Use Plastic Prevention
The widespread use of single-use plastic (SUP) contributes significantly to pollution on land and in waters and seas.…

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CoP Organic Waste Management

Organic Waste Management
A large proportion of household waste around the world is organic waste. Properly treated, it can become valuable…

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CoP Reduction of Air Pollution

Reduction of Air Pollution
Air pollution is increasingly becoming a serious threat to human health and the environment. To improve air quality,…

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CoP General

General
Global environmental and climate protection can only succeed if the legal, political and administrative framework…

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Latest Publications

Economic Measures for Packaging Waste Prevention

Economic measures provide basic economic and regulatory guidance to influence the demand and supply for particular packaging materials and/or product groups. They include…

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Is plastic waste the building material of the future?
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Plastic is one of the most used materials for consumer goods, packaging and as building material. The use of plastics in the building sector is greatly influenced by current megatrends: climate…

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Why are biobased and biodegradable plastic not part of the solution to reduce plastic waste?

Disposable, single-use packaging is convenient from the perspective of consumers. This holds true, for example, for takeaway food packaging. However, the high amounts of plastic consumed entail…

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Industrial Water Compendium - A Guide for Decision Makers in Industrial Wastewater Management in India and the MENA Region
(also available in French, German and Arabic)

Discharges of wastewater from industrial activities represent a global challenge, with developing countries and emerging economies especially vulnerable to their…

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Material choices for environment-friendly packaging design
Material choices for environment-friendly packaging design

This report is based on a literature review of several LCA studies conducted to analyze the environmental impact of different packaging materials and…

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Design-for-recycling (D4R) – State of play
Design-for-recycling (D4R) – State of play

In an ideal circular economy, no primary resources shall enter production processes, but only recycled material. As a precondition, products must be…

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