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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 Key Area

Climate and Biodiversity Policy Support

Germany assists partner countries in increasing their capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change and to switch to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

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Interview: Financing land and forest conservation

Andrew Mitchell, Founder and Executive Director of the think tank Global Canopy Program (GCP), reports about his experiences with the mobilization of finance for land and forest conservation.

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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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Himalayas: IKI-project supports forest protection in Myanmar

A meeting of various institutions demonstrates the commitment and efforts to strengthen and promote the cooperation on REDD+ in the Himalayas.

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Viet Nam readies itself to deal with gridlock

A new IKI project aims to devise strategies to reduce emissions in the transport sector.

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Promoting Green Cooling in Africa

IKI supports four African partner countries to prepare for a transformational change towards sustainable cooling sector.

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Preventing, controlling and monitoring fires in the Cerrado

Portal on integrated fire management in Brazil goes live.

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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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