10 Years International Climate Initiative (IKI) Conference Programme


Ned Helme

Senior Advisor at the Center for Environmental Public Policy, University of California

Vera Scholz

Director of the Climate Change, Environment, Infrastructure Division at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

8:00               Registration and light breakfast

9:00               Welcome

Jochen Flasbarth

State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, BMU

Opening speech by State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth (Click here to read)


Laurence Tubiana (Video Message)

President and CEO of the European Climate Foundation

Dr Anne Larigauderie

Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Video Clip - 10 Years IKI


Norbert Gorißen

Head of the International Climate Finance and International Climate Initiative Division, BMU


10:00            Parallel Sessions: 10 Years IKI – Highlights and good approaches in retrospect


Harnessing nature to boost adaptive capacity – a success story
The concept of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) has become an increasingly important aspect of the international climate policy debate. This session will look at the journey EbA and IKI have undertaken together. Innovations from EbA projects in coastal and mountain ecosystems will be featured, looking at new methodological approaches to finance EbA as well as how to create momentum for nature based solutions to adaptation.

Session 2: AMBITION

NAMAs and NAPs – brought to a new use in the context of NDC implementation
This session will look into how the different concepts of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) und (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions ((I)NDCs) have evolved and been taken up and addressed within the IKI over time, now closely linked with NAMAs and NAPs feeding into NDC implementation. It will look into the question of how we can make good use of the mentioned instruments to spur partner countries’ ambition in NDC implementation even further.


From MRV to ETF – Unpacking the complexity of transparency negotiations
This session will take a closer look at the topic of MRV from the past until today. IKI projects will present achievements, challenges and lessons learnt during the last ten years. The session will discuss the ongoing UNFCCC negotiations regarding the transition to the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) and attempt developing visions for the future goals and challenges of BMU’s climate financing approaches in the area of ETF.


Long-term biodiversity conservation through efficient protected areas management
From the outset, the IKI has funded worldwide projects to support the establishment and management of key protected areas, buffer zones and other rich habitats to conserve biological diversity and ecosystem services. By doing so, the IKI contributes to the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This session will discuss the manifold achievements, lessons learned by IKI projects and future challenges.


Financing the global transformation or transforming the financial sector
Over the past 10 years, the IKI has pioneered and supported innovative financial instruments to attract more public and private resources for climate change measures all over the world. This session will discuss lessons learnt and future challenges, focusing on established and new instruments. It will look at necessary steps in order to effectively support partner countries in financing transformative change and in transforming the financial sector.

12:00              Lunch Break

13:30              Panel Discussion

Reflecting on 10 years IKI in the wider international context

A rapporteur will provide a brief summary of the outcomes of the morning sessions. The panelists will then reflect on how the changing international context - including the adoption of the Paris Agreement and of the Sustainable Development Goals – has influenced IKI over the years. How has the understanding of project implementation evolved, e.g. in terms of ownership, international cooperation and coordination? What contribution has the IKI made to these developments?


Jan Peter Schemmel

Director of the Programme Office IKI


Yamil Bonduki

Technical Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme

Christoph Heinrich

Director for Nature Conservation at the World Wildlife Fund Germany

Rosa Morales

General Director of Climate Change, Desertification and Water Resources of the Ministry of Environment of Peru

Ambassador Seyni Nafo

Interim Director Independent Delivery Unit African Renewable Energy Initiative

Musonda Mumba

Ecosystem-based Adaptation Flagship Coordinator at the United Nations Environment Programme

15:00               Coffee Break

15:30              Parallel Sessions: Future Prospects - Examples for Challenges and Solutions

Session 6: Supporting energy transition – challenges and opportunities

In dynamic economic areas such as South East Asia integrated planning and implementation of sustainable energy supply is key to meet rising energy demands. This session will discuss the need for feasible approaches, focusing on the alignment of energy security demands with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Session 7: Mainstreaming Biodiversity – challenges and approaches

Mainstreaming biodiversity into sectors identified as drivers of biodiversity loss has become a key strategy of CBD. Many concepts and policy tools have been developed in this regard. However, mainstreaming efforts often remain at the pilot or case study level. The session will present and discuss the challenges and new approaches to fill the gaps between theory and practice.

Session 8: The emerging power of cities – fostering sustainable urban development

Today, cities already account for 70 % of global GHG emissions since energy intensive sectors, such as industry, transport, housing and waste feature strongly in the urbanisation of metropolitan areas. This session will present the IKI portfolio in Sustainable Urban Development, which has become a cross-sectoral funding priority since 2015 to address the increasing role of cities to implement the NDC, the SDG and the New Urban Agenda (NUA) already at the local level.

Session 9: Implementing NDCs – experiences in SIDS

SIDS are very vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change, but at the same time are also interested in transitioning from fossil fuel-based to renewable energies. This session will look at the unique needs and opportunities of NDC implementation in small island states, showcasing how IKI projects could strengthen the ambition level of future NDCs and how they have contributed to NDC implementation to date.

Session 10: Forest and Landscape Restoration

Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) has reached an international level of recognition, which reflects its importance for climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development. The Bonn Challenge (BC) and its global goal to restore 150 ha until 2020 has made this recognition possible. BMU prioritised FLR/BC based project funding via the IKI, now entering the phase from funding and pledging into implementation of FLR. This session offers the opportunity to exchange on FLR implementation.

16:45              Panel Discussion

IKI in the years to come

The panellists will discuss challenges that the world faces in the upcoming years and how the IKI as a funding instrument could react. Which policies should be strengthened? Which topics need to be addressed?


Loren Legarda

Senator of Philippines, Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change, Finance and Foreign Relations (tbc)

Sonia Medina

Executive Director Climate Change of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation

Prof Dr Dirk Messner

Director of the German Development Institute

Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven

Director-General of the Department for Global Issues –Sector Policies and Programmes, BMZ

17:45              Concluding Remarks

Dr Eva Kracht

Deputy Director General "European and International Policy", BMU

Dr Elsa Nickel

Director General "Nature Conservation and and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources", BMU

18:00              Reception with Live Music

The programme may still be subject to changes.


Gustav-Stresemann-Institut e.V. (GSI)
Langer Grabenweg 68
53175 Bonn-Bad Godesberg


by rail

From Bonn central station:
• Take the subway 16 or 63 in the
direction of „Bad Godesberg“
• Get off at „Max-Löbner-Straße“
• Walk down „Max-Löbner-Straße“ to the end

From Siegburg / Bonn ICE station
• Subway 66, in the direction of „Bonn/Bad Honnef“
• Get off at „Robert-Schuman-Platz“
• Follow Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Allee, turn left to Jean-Monnet-Straße,
turn left to Heinemann-Straße, turnright to Langer Grabenweg

by plane

From airport Cologne / Bonn:
• Take the bus SB60 (Terminal 1/2) in the direction of „Hauptbahnhof“ (Bonn central station)
• At Bonn central station, take the subway 16 or 63 in the direction of „Bad Godesberg“
• Get off at „Max-Löbner-Straße“
• Walk down „Max-Löbner-Straße“ to the end

Taxi contact: Bonn

Taxi Bonn, 0049/ (0) 228 55 55 55
Taxi Gauchel, 0049/ (0) 173 280 30 40
Bonn-Chauffeur, 0049/ (0) 228 608 88 88

General Information

On 5 May 2018 the public event „Rhine in Flames“ will take place at Bonn’s Rheinaue leisure park, when numerous landmarks and sights alongside the Rhine Valley will be bathed in colours. The highlight of the event will be a spectacular firework at Bonn’s Rheinaue around 11.15 pm. To walk from the venue to the Rheinaue leisure park, follow “Langer Grabenweg” to the right. At the end, turn right to “Heinemann Straße”. Walk down „Heinemann Straße“ to the end. Due to the public event, please bear in mind that there will be an increased demand for public transport.

Conference Management

The conference management team will gladly provide you with further information and answer any questions you may have:
Susanne Pöschko, 0049/ (0) 177 50 34 325

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Hinweis: Die folgenden Factsheets liegen nur in englischer Sprache vor.

Ausgewählte IKI Factsheets zu Klima- und Biodiversitätspolitik

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  • City scene
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  • The International Climate Initiative

    This factsheet shows the approach and the impact of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

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  • Facts & Figures

    Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition.

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  • Milestones

    Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition.

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  • Conservation and Sustainable Use of Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources

    The Earth's wealth of ecosystems, species and genetic diversity provides the foundation for human life and our wellbeing. This is particularly true of coastal and marine ecosystems, which cover 70% of our Earth's surface.

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    Building Capacities for NDC Formulation

    With ratification of the Paris Agreement, concluded in December 2015 at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris, industrialized countries as well as emerging economies and developing countries commit themselves to take action in order to limit global warming to 2 and preferably 1.5 degree Celsius.
    The actual “climate outcome” of the Paris Agreement will mainly depend on implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), that all states must submit to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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    Building Capacity for MRV

    With the Paris Agreement (2015) the world is set on course for transformative climate action to cut emissions and build climate resilience. Transparency is one of the backbones of the Agreement and important for building international trust and – inter alia - tracking of progress towards achieving Parties' INDCs. Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) is central to this transparency system, since it describes all measures which Parties take to collect data on emissions, mitigation actions and support, and to compile this information in reports and greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories which are then subject to some form of international review or analysis.

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    Mobilising Finance for mitigation and climate change adaptation

    Developing countries in particular face enormous challenges in mobilising financial resources and using funding for the necessary climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. The mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the preservation of natural carbon reservoirs and the adaptation to the impacts of climate change all require financial resources - to build solar power systems and wind turbines, for energy-efficient building refurbishment, to expand public transport systems, for reforestation, to strengthen flood protection measures, to set up protected areas and much more.

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    Building Capacity for NAMAs

    Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are voluntary measures by developing countries and emerging economies to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the form of projects, programmes, or policies, ideally aiming at transforming whole sectors. They should be embedded in Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS), which have been developed in most countries, and are building blocks of the (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions ((I)NDCs) to an international climate change agreement. An MRV (Measurement, Reporting and Verification) system is necessary to determine the actions’ effectiveness, i.e. whether the planned GHG emission reductions were achieved.

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    Sustainable Urban Development

    Today more than half of the global population lives in cities. According to UN Habitat the share of people living in urban areas will increase to 70% by 2050 with the majority of urban growth taking place in emerging economies and developing countries. Cities are responsible for around 70% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions as sectors with high emissions such as industry, transport, housing and waste concentrate in metropolitan areas.

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    Opportunities of Sustainable Mobility

    Mobility is essential for the social and economic development of a country. Reliable transport systems have positive impacts on a country's economy and improve access to jobs, education and health care. However, current trends in the transport sector are mostly unsustainable. The tremendous growth of motorised transport is one of the key challenges for sustainable development worldwide. With 27%, the transport sector already contributes the second highest share of energy-related CO2 emissions globally and is the fastest growing sector in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These trends will continue if sustainable transport solutions are not systematically introduced.

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    Building Capacity for Ecosystem-based Adaptation

    The concept of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) has become an increasingly important aspect of the international climate policy debate. For instance, over 20 countries refer explicitly to EbA in their INDC submissions (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) to the UNFCCC while over 100 countries indicate ecosystem-based visions for adaptation . Furthermore, EbA measures are often embedded in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) as well as many other decisions and planning making processes. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) specifically promotes the approach through its International Climate Initiative (IKI).

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    Building Capacity for NAPs

    In response to the increased necessity to consider medium-to long-term planning for climate change adaptation within the framework of national development priorities, the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process was established in 2010 under the Cancun Adaptation Framework (CAF) at the 16th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The NAP process is designed specifically for least developed countries (LDCs), but invites all developing countries to follow the developed guidance.

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    Conservation, restoration and sustainable use of natural carbon sinks

    Globally, forests are the biggest terrestrial carbon sink. Their destruction and unsustainable use cause major greenhouse gas emissions which contribute considerably to global climate change. Currently, forest loss is particularly severe in tropical developing countries – mainly due to the rising global demand for agricultural and livestock products such as soy, palm oil, coffee, cocoa, rubber, meat and leather. Halting deforestation and restoring forests asset out by the Bonn Challenge which aims to restore 150 Mio ha until 2020 can contribute considerably to the mitigation of CO2 and keeping global warming below 2°C.

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Ausgewählte Filme zu IKI Projekten

  • Die Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative (IKI) kurz erklärt

    Die Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative (IKI) des Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit (BMU) arbeitet gemeinsam mit Partnerländern an der praktischen Umsetzung von Klima- und Biodiversitätsschutz. Seit ihrer Gründung konnten mehr als 500 Projekte auf den Weg gebracht werden. Das Fördervolumen beträgt seit 2008 knapp 2,3 Milliarden Euro.

    zum Film
  • Minderung von Treibhausgasemissionen

    Die Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative (IKI) unterstützt Partnerländer bei der Entwicklung und Umsetzung von innovativen Instrumenten zur Reduzierung ihrer Treibhausgasemissionen.

    zum Film
  • Anpassung an die Folgen des Klimawandels

    Die Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative (IKI) unterstützt besonders verwundbare Länder und Regionen dabei, ihre Anpassungsfähigkeit gegenüber den Auswirkungen des Klimawandels zu erhöhen.

    zum Film
  • Erhalt natürlicher Kohlenstoffsenken/REDD+

    Die Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative (IKI) unterstützt Partnerländer insbesondere dabei, den internationalen Mechanismus zur Reduktion von Emissionen aus Entwaldung und Walddegradierung in Entwicklungsländern (REDD+) in die Praxis umzusetzen.

    zum Film
  • Schutz der biologischen Vielfalt

    Die Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative (IKI) setzt sich für die Umsetzung der Ziele des Strategischen Plans 2011-2020 (Aichi-Ziele) des Internationalen Übereinkommens über die biologische Vielfalt (CBD) in den Partnerländern ein.

    zum Film
  • Die letzten Kraniche Kambodschas

    Weniger als 1000 Kraniche gibt es noch in den Feuchtgebieten am Mekong. Jetzt versuchen Naturschützer sie zu retten.

    Ein Film von Christian Jaburg

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  • Schutz der Artenvielfalt im Inselparadies der Seychellen

    Der Schutz des Ökosystems und der Artenvielfalt hat Priorität auf den Seychellen. Die BIOFIN-Initiative soll das Land bei seinen Bemühungen unterstützen.

    Ein Film von Kilian Schütze

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  • "WaldGewinn" im Land der Bäume

    In Guatemala gibt es immer weniger Wald, stattdessen wachsen die Flächen von Palmöl- und Maisfeldern an. Das Projekt "WaldGewinn" sorgt nun für zweierlei: Einkommen für die Bevölkerung und einen wachsenden Wald.

    Ein Film von Katja Losch

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  • Grüne Lösung für Kühltransporte

    Kühlmittel die bei Lebensmitteltransporten eingesetzt werden sind oft klimaschädlicher als CO2. Ein neues Kühlsystem macht den Weg von der Farm zum Laden nun grüner.

    Ein Film von Cornelia Borrmann

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  • Brasiliens Stadtplaner entdecken den Wert von Natur in der Stadt

    Lange hat die Stadtplanung in Brasilien die Natur kaum berücksichtigt. Das rächt sich inzwischen verstärkt durch Erdrutsche und Umweltverschmutzung. Doch die Stadtplaner in einem Vorort von rio de Janeiro denken um.

    Ein Film von Philipp Barth

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  • Russlands Moore - eine Klima-Chance für die Welt

    Trockene Moore in Russland sind riskant: Geraten sie in Brand, tritt Kohlendioxid aus. Und davon speichern Moore eine Menge. Um die Gefahr zu bannen, müssen Moore renaturiert werden.p>

    Ein Film von Kerstin Palzer

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  • Klimafreundlicher Kaffeeanbau in Costa Rica

    Die Kaffeeproduktion trägt bedeutend zur Wirtschaftsleistung Costa Ricas bei - aber auch zu den CO2-Emissionen des Landes. Kleinbauern sollen nun klimafreundliche Anbaumethoden verwenden.p>

    Ein Film von Katja Döhne

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  • Das zähe Ringen um Schutzgebiete

    Fidschi gilt vielen als Paradies auf Erden, doch tatsächlich ist das Leben im Meer um die Inselgruppe bedroht. Forscher, Politiker und Einwohner müssen zusammenarbeiten, um die Artenvielfalt unter Wasser zu schützen.

    Ein Film von Carmen Meyer und Holger Ernst

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  • Mobiles Kraftpaket will das Hinterland Ruandas in die Zukunft holen

    In Ruanda haben zwar 60% der Menschen ein Handy, aber nur 22% Zugang zu Strom. Mobile Kioske, die Solarstrom produzieren, leifern nun Strom sowie Internetzugang in entlegene Orte des Landes.

    Ein Film von Dan Hirschfeld

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