01.12.2010 30.11.2017
Application Phase
Selection phase
Funding phase

International Partnerships for Sustainable Technologies and Services for Climate Protection and the Environment (CLIENT)

Strategic partnerships strengthen global climate protection and economic development

By means of the funding measure CLIENT and as a result of exemplary projects, international partnerships in research, development and the implementation of environmental and climate protection technologies and services should be created and expanded and lead market developments in this field should be initiated. In particular joint projects and preparatory projects should be promoted in this connection. The focus of the research cooperations lies particularly on the cooperation with Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and Viet Nam.

The key areas with regard to the content of the funding measure are technologies and/or service innovations for sustainable developments in the areas of:

  • Climate protection:
    • Reduction in the emission of CO2 and other greenhouse gases
    • Separation of CO2 and its further processing as a chemical base material
    • Increasing the energy efficiency in production to minimise greenhouse gas emissions
    • Product and production-integrated environmental protection
    • Operational management
    • Adaptation to climate change
  • Use of resources:
    • Raw material development and management
    • Production-integrated environmental protection
    • Efficiency of resources
    • Raw material substitution
    • Closing material cycles and recycling
  • Land management:
    • Innovative land usage methods
    • Land recycling technologies
    • Adapted technical infrastructure systems
    • Applied remote sensing
    • Geographic information services for integrated regional planning
  • Water management:
    • Regional/urban water resource management
    • Energy and consumption-optimised water infrastructures
    • Water sanitation technologies
    • Planning tools for water management

R&D projects:


01.06.12 - 31.05.15
Integration of spent pot liners originating from primary aluminium production into the aluminium recycling technology
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

01.08.13 - 31.07.2016
Integrated Eco Technologies and Services for a Sustainable Rural Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Link to project fact sheet (ENGLISH)


01.09.2013 - 31.08.2016
Secondary Mining – Recovery of strategic elements from mining residue deposits from selected locations in Chile, combined with a subsequently more environmentally friendly deposition of the remainders
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)


01.05.2013 - 01.07.2016
Resource efficient and flexible water supply and disposal infrastructure systems for fast growing urban areas of the future
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

15.03.12 - 14.03.15
Innovative Technologies and Services for Sustainable and Multifunctional Land Use Systems in China
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

01.09.12 - 30.09.16
Sustainable Technologies and Services for the Water and Resource Management at the upper Yangtze in Sichuan
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

Biofilter with high efficiency for methane oxidation in agricultural and waste management
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

01.03.2013 - 30.06.2016
Delta Information System for Geoenvironmental and Human Habitat Transition
Link to project fact sheet (ENGLISH)

01.10.2013 - 30.09.2016
Small Hydropower Plants: Assessment of Climate Protection Potential and Improvement by Smart Technologies
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)


01.06.13 - 31.05.16
Development and demonstration of technology-based business models for the sustainable management of water losses in the urban environment, example of the city Tiruvannamalai's aid-financed water utilities
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)


30.11.2011 - 29.11.2014
High efficient Power supply system to reduce Greenhouse gases in the Russian uninterruptable power supply market
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

30.11.2011 - 29.11.2014
AB-INITIO Development of new Cathode Materials
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

South Africa

01.05.13 - 31.10.15
Improvement of the Energy and Material Efficiency in South African foundries
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

01.12.2014 – 30.11.2017
Applied Mineralogy for Resource Efficiency of Platinum Metals
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

01.04.2015 – 31.03.2018
Solar Melting of Aluminium in a Directly Radiated Rotary Kiln
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)


01.08.12 - 31.07.15
Real time monitoring of urban transport - Solutions for Transport Managament and Urban Planning of the City of Hanoi
Link to project fact sheet (ENGLISH)

01.07.12 - 31.07.15
Technologies for Sustainable Water and Environmental Protection in Coastal Areas of Vietnam
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

01.09.12 - 31.08.15
Conceptual Development for the Waste Management of Textile Companies in Vietnam by Means of Photocatalytical Oxidation with Nano Scaled Particles as Photocatalyst
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

01.08.2013 - 31.07.2016
Securing and Managing the Landfill Location Gò Cát in Ho Chi Minh City under the Aspects of Optimizing Climate Protection and Land Use
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

1.10.2013 - 31.10.2016
Vietnamese-German Cooperation for the Development of Sustainable Technologies for Karst Water Management
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

01.09.2015 – 31.08.2018
Management of the Extraction of Mineral Resources in the Province of Hoa Binh - a Contribution to the Sustainable Development of Vietnam
Link to project fact sheet (GERMAN)

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