German Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMUB)

The German Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) established the International Climate Initiative (IKI) in 2008. BMUB uses this instrument to enhance cooperation between the German Government and developing and emerging countries, with the order to reduce and adapt to climate change and preserve biodiversity. According to a resolution of the Parliament, the IKI receives EUR 120 million BMUB budget each year. The Climate and Energy Fund (EKF) also contributes money to the IKI and replenishes through the auction of allowances. This investment has enabled Germany to support other measures in the fields of climate change and biodiversity worldwide. Thus, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of BMUB provides a model for the “new and additional” funding requested by developing countries.


For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. WWF is the world’s largest conservation organization, established in 100 countries and supported by about 5 million USD worldwide. WWF works in a unique way combining a global vision with scientific foundations, it is actively involved at all levels, from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative and idealistic solutions that meet the needs of people and nature.

Key Partners

WWF Paraguay is working closely with other NGOs, government agencies and independent contractors to achieve the objectives of ParLU. It also works closely with rural and indigenous communities interested in improving their capabilities in REDD + through a series of pilot projects. Some of our partners and key stakeholders are:

Pilot Project Sites

  1. Aché Community from Puerto Barra District of Naranjal (Indigenous Community)
  2. Aché Community from Kue Tuwy District of Yvy Pyta (Indigenous Community)
  3. District of Ñacunday (Rural Community)
  4. District of Tavapy (Rural Community)
  5. District of Raul Peña (Rural Community)
  6. District of Bahía Negra (Indigenous Community)