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GreenTech "Made in Germany"

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Promoting international sustainable development and environmental standards

Since 2016, the Export Initiative Environmental Protection (EXI) has worked on behalf of the German Federal Environment Ministry to promote ‘green’ innovations, products and services at an international level. Funding is provided to projects from German green tech companies in seven action areas.

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EXI diversity: German green tech know-how for more environmental protection worldwide

With a total volume of EUR 5.3 million, 13 new projects started this year in the EXI priority areas of water and waste water management, circular economy and cross-sectional technologies, as well as green hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

Daniel Roos (ZUG), Nilgün Parker, Heiko Bollwig und Charlotte Dieter (BMUV)

In-depth dialogue at the Export Initiative Environmental Protection (EXI) annual online event

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) hosted the annual online event for its ‘Export Initiative Environmental Protection’ (EXI) funding programme in September 2023.

Export Initiative Environmental Protection now also funding capital components

The new 2022/2023 funding call enables the receipt of pro rata funding for hardware procurement, setup and commissioning in relation to the Export Initiative Environmental Protection (EXI). Eight projects have already received this kind of support.

Export Initiative Environmental Protection factsheet

Cover des englischen Factsheets "Export Initiative Environmental Protection"

The Export Initiative Environmental Protection factsheet provides you with a compact and clear introduction to funding objectives and procedures, target groups and more.

Download Factsheet Export Initiative Environmental Protection (accesible pdf)

Weltkarte mit markierten Ländern, in denen EXI aktiv war oder ist; Projekte können über Projektdatenbank auf Webseite gefunden werden
Regional activities

The Export Initiative is active worldwide

The Export Initiative focuses on various regions around the world. Find out more about the activities in Africa, Asia, the Balkans, Latin America and the MENA region.

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Tree planting campaign

EXI projects plant trees, join in now

Trees make an important contribution to combating climate change. The Export Initiative calls for trees to be planted in the target countries and reports on this. Find out more now.

Media library

GIZ, 2024

Building partnerships for a sustainable environmental solutions Made in Germany

In the project file you can find more information about the EXI and the GIZ project activities in Jordan, India, Ukraine, Thailand and Malaysia.

Jordan: on the path to a circular economy

Delegation from Jordanian government investigates system for extended producer responsibility (EPR) in Germany.

[Translate to English:] Strengthening The "E" In HREDD – Why the environmental dimension of sustainable supply chains matters
adelphi, 2022

Strengthening The "E" In HREDD – Why the environmental dimension of sustainable supply chains matters

Developments in the field of supply chain due diligence relating to human rights and the environment (human rights and environmental due diligence, HREDD) indicate that legislative approaches to due diligence are now becoming increasingly important.