Legacy Landscapes Fund promoted by Germany’s Chancellor during the One Planet Summit
“I can only encourage others to step up to the plate and contribute (to the Fund) as well” says Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“If we really care about our health” says Chancellor Merkel “then we need to resolutely protect nature and biodiversity… humans increase the risk of infections from pathogens when forests are destroyed, natural habitats carved out and pristine habitats are used”. To protect natural areas financing is needed, which is where the Legacy Landscapes Fund comes in.
The Fund, launched in December 2020 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), will use both public and private investments to provide base funding to protected areas and outstanding wild places, even in challenging times. To garner more support for the Fund, Chancellor Merkel stated: “I can only encourage others to step up to the plate and contribute (to the Fund) as well”.
Watch Chancellor Merkel’s speech on the One Planet Summit website in the second video titled ‘One Planet Summit Biodiversity’, from 3:13:36 to 3:17:28. Read more about the Legacy Landscapes Fund on this dedicated website.
Header photo is of the Uluguru Mountains in Tanzania. Taken by Daniel Rosengren.
Teaser image of Chancellor Merkel taken by Bundesregierung /Bergmann, Guido