The IKI in 2021: Higher ambitions for climate action and biodiversity protection

The International Climate Initiative (IKI) made its contribution to global climate and biodiversity protection even under difficult conditions - a review of the year 2020 with six examples of project work.

Facts and figures 2021

Reflecting on 2021, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) was once again able to achieve its ambitious goals in the second year of the pandemic.

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More ambition at all levels

In 2021, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) focussed on supporting the definition, development and implementation of more ambitious targets for the mitigation of climate change and the conservation of biological diversity.

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Gender equality for effective climate and biodiversity projects

The IKI published its gender strategy in 2021. This strategy aims to support the inclusion and potential of all stakeholders and, in so doing, contribute to a social transformation.

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During the 2015 to 2020 reporting years 19 IKI projects achieved direct savings of nearly  7 million tonnes CO2 equivalent    …54 IKI projects provided direct support to more than 1 million people for adaptation to the impacts of climate change and the protection of ecosystems   …32 IKI projects improved the protection and conservation of ecosystems on 15.7 million ha of land and along 203 km of coastline

Selected IKI impacts 2015–2020

Based on all IKI projects that reported on the three action indicators "mitigation", "people" and "ecosystems" in the reporting years 2015-2020, a first evaluation of the IKI standard indicators could be made.

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Practical examples of project work

These practical examples from the four funding areas of the IKI, illustrate the concrete work of the IKI projects in the partner countries. All six projects illustrate how IKI's work is advancing ambitions for the mitigation of climate change and the conservation of biodiversity.

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Participation of all interests as a recipe for success

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Solar panels
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Innovative projects for countries with high ambitions

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Support for greener financial systems

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Climate-friendly coffee for reforestation

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Opencast mining at the tree line
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“It requires breaking down a number of barriers”

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Two men in front of a rice field
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Risk analyses to improve adaptations to the impact of the climate

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