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At a glance: Acting ecologically

Climate action will succeed if we pursue environmental goals globally. That is why GIZ has explicitly included its locations and partners abroad in its Sustainability Programme. Our workforce is committed to climate action around the globe.

Our climate and environmental data for the reporting year 2022 and the related reports will be updated here in the fourth quarter of 2023. Until then you can go to our Integrated Company Report 2021 to read more about our impact on the climate and the environment and about what we do to avoid emissions, save energy, cut our resource consumption and ensure sustainable construction. You will find a few recent examples of our activities on this page.

1,000 kilometres

that’s how far GIZ employees in Tirana travel by e-scooter each month.

In the fourth quarter of 2023, you will be able to read more here about how GIZ is cutting its mobility emissions – in Albania and elsewhere.

Portrait photo: Jan Suckow.

»We were able to produce 15 per cent of our electricity in recent months using our 16 solar panels: that is roughly what it takes to run 150 laptops, 25 printers and four coffee machines for an entire year.«

Jan Suckow, GIZ Lima, Peru
© GIZ / Jan Suckow
Photo: Three women hold glass bowls with lids in their hands and stand in front of a giz poster.
© GIZ / Dauda Seidu

GIZ staff in Ghana have set up a borrow-a-lunch-box scheme to reduce packaging waste. 120 glass dishes and 32 fabric bags are available to employees in Ghana.

In the fourth quarter of 2023, you will be able to read more here about how we are cutting our resource consumption.

© GIZ / Vjosa Shaqiri
© GIZ / Vjosa Shaqiri

District heating, sensor-assisted cooling and solar cells make the new GIZ building in Kosovo energy-efficient. This has enabled local staff to reduce their emissions from energy, refrigerants and mobility by 20 per cent.

In the fourth quarter of 2023, you will be able to read more here about how we are using sustainable construction, among other methods, to help conserve biodiversity and mitigate climate change.