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International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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

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IKI in practise

IKI projects celebrate the Day for Biological Diversity

IKI projects worldwide contributed to the International Day for Biodiversity.

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IKI in practice

Chilean brewers invest in energy efficiency

Smart Energy Concepts-Workshop on "Green Brewing" for local beer brewers in Chile.

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Interview: Solar Cooling in Jordan

An IKI project in Jordan supports the production of cooling by means of solar energy.

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Nepal: Fighting erosion with broom grass

Grass, in most forms, is overlooked as part of the fabric of our environment. But up close and deep down, there is rather more to it than meets the eye. In fact, it can be quite heroic.



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Bonn Challenge in Latin America

Environment ministers from Central and South America meet in Panama for an international forest conference in order to strengthen their cooperation in forest restoration.

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Cogeneration reduces energy costs for hospitals in Chile

Cogeneration introduced in pilot plants at public hospitals in Chile.

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IKI supports Brazil’s climate policy

The German Federal Environment Ministry’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) is very active in Brazil, the host country of this year’s Olympics.

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Development of climate plans for Brazil

IKI supports the Brazilian Ministry of Environment with the implementation of sector-based plans for the mitigation of greenhouse gases.

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Selection Procedure 2017

The 2017 selection procedure has ended.

Project outlines received after the deadline cannot be considered.


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TV Reports Global Nature

Corn and goats are snacks of choice for Andean bears. But their eating habits are causing conflicts with farmers. An IKI project is trying to smooth over bear-human relations.

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Report about experiences with the mobilization of finance for land and forest conservation.

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The Value of Nature

Film about the project 'Protected Area Management Enhancement in the Philippines (PAME)'.

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