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  • Together for water around the globe: Global Nature Fund and Kärcher celebrate 10 years of "Clean Water for the World"09/22/2022

    Together for water around the globe: Global Nature Fund and Kärcher celebrate 10 years of "Clean Water for the World"

    – In 2012, environmental foundation Global Nature Fund (GNF) and cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher launched the "Clean Water for the World" program
    – The program focuses on environmental protection, wastewater treatment and drinking water projects and has improved the livelihood of thousands of people in countries in the Global South
    – All projects use efficient processes: so-called "Nature-based Solutions"

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  • Together for species protection: Global Nature Fund helps companies become more biodiversity-friendly08/04/2022

    Together for species protection: Global Nature Fund helps companies become more biodiversity-friendly

    – Next to climate change, species extinction is the biggest environmental problem of our time
    – Global Nature Fund supports companies in making their premises fit for biodiversity
    –European Green Premises Conference in September 2022 offers forum for exchange between business and politics

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  • Flowering areas, but the right way! Expert discussion for insect-promoting regions reaps encouragement08/03/2022

    Flowering areas, but the right way! Expert discussion for insect-promoting regions reaps encouragement

    – In mid-July, a guided tour of flowering areas took place in the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve as part of the project "LIFE Insect-Responsible Sourcing Regions".
    – Representatives of agriculture, authorities and nature conservation discussed the possibilities and limits of flowering areas as an insect protection measure.
    – Native wild plant species are an important component for the conservation of our native insect diversity.

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  • Water bodies under stress: Flash study illustrates effects of climate change on lakes in Germany07/27/2022

    Water bodies under stress: Flash study illustrates effects of climate change on lakes in Germany

    – The study "Lakes and Climate Change" by Global Nature Fund and Grüne Liga e.V. examines the impact of global warming on domestic waters
    – Rising temperatures and human pressure are changing the sensitive water ecosystems
    – GNF: Decisive action is needed to protect unique habitats and the climate at the same time

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  • Role model against climate change: GNF project on sustainable fisheries provides basis for environmental protection measures in Colombia06/23/2022

    Role model against climate change: GNF project on sustainable fisheries provides basis for environmental protection measures in Colombia

    The Colombian fisheries authority AUNAP adopts recommendations of the Global Nature Fund and the Fundación Humedales for a new regulation of the closed seasons for the tiger catfish, which should better protect fish stocks from the consequences of climate change. The landmark decision can serve as a model for inland waters worldwide.

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  • First non-stop circumnavigation of Lake Constance in laser dinghies successful – but the fight against microplastics goes on05/30/2022

    First non-stop circumnavigation of Lake Constance in laser dinghies successful – but the fight against microplastics goes on

    – In 21:30 h, the two 18-year-olds Elias Fauser and Max Gasser have circumnavigated Lake Constance in Laser class sailboats.
    – No one in this boat class has ever officially mastered this challenge before
    – With their "Lake Constance Challenge", the two young men are drawing attention to the threat posed to local waters by microplastics

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  • Projects full of life: Global Nature Fund celebrates 30 years of LIFE program together with the EU05/19/2022

    Projects full of life: Global Nature Fund celebrates 30 years of LIFE program together with the EU

    – On May 21, EU LIFE, the program of the European Commission for the promotion of nature and environmental protection projects, turns 30 years old
    – Since 2002, Global Nature Fund has successfully implemented eight projects within the framework of EU LIFE
    – With "ELLA", the European Living Lakes Association, GNF and LIFE make a promise for the future

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  • International Day for Biological Diversity: Food for Biodiversity supports food industry in biodiversity-friendly cultivation05/19/2022

    International Day for Biological Diversity: Food for Biodiversity supports food industry in biodiversity-friendly cultivation

    - On May 22, the UN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity
    - The association Food for Biodiversity helps companies in the food sector to work for biodiversity
    - First pilot projects are already successfully implementing the "basic set of biodiversity criteria"

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  • Europe's waters have a new friend: NGOs launch ELLA to protect lakes and wetlands05/06/2022

    Europe's waters have a new friend: NGOs launch ELLA to protect lakes and wetlands

    Lakes and wetlands are the most threatened habitats in Europe. Everywhere from Doñana National Park in southern Spain to Lake Peipsi in eastern Estonia, climate change is accelerating the serious effects of overuse, overexploitation, degradation and pollution. Therefore, on May 4, eight environmental NGOs from Germany, Estonia, Poland, Spain and Hungary founded a new strong advocate for the protection and sustainable use and development of lakes and wetlands in Europe: the European Living Lakes Association, in short "ELLA".

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  • Eagles fly for sustainability: Mannheim ice hockey club commits to eco-friendly merchandising04/06/2022

    Eagles fly for sustainability: Mannheim ice hockey club commits to eco-friendly merchandising

    Purchasing is a key aspect of a company's sustainability strategy. One club in the German Ice Hockey League is currently demonstrating how companies can align it with the times: On Sports Day, the DEL club Adler ("Eagles") Mannheim is sending out a signal for the improvement of working conditions and the reduction of the environmental impact of textile production along the supply chain by opting for sustainable procurement supported by the FAIR WEAR WORKS project.

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