IKI Annual Report 2022

The year 2022 was a year of change for the International Climate Initiative (IKI). For the first time, three federal ministries are working together to protect the climate and biodiversity within the framework of the IKI.

A new structure for global challenges

Due to the restructuring at the beginning of the 2021 legislative session, three ministries are working together in the IKI. An overview of the priorities and competences of the individual ministries.

Learn more about the new structure of the IKI ...

Infographic with IKI key figures from the year 2022. All data are presented in the text on this page.

The IKI year 2022 in figures

Balance of the year 2022: The IKI once again achieved its ambitious goals despite the restructuring. An overview of the most important figures of the year.

Get to know the most important facts and figures about the IKI in 2022 ...

Partnerships for global climate action

Several solar plants stand on red sand

If global warming is still to be limited to 1.5° C, we must intensify our climate action efforts worldwide. Germany is actively working towards this goal through various climate partnerships worldwide, with the IKI playing a crucial role.

Read on for an overview of the IKI's climate partnerships ...

Nature-based solutions as part of the IKI

Tree nursery with thousands of mangrove seedlings.

Nature-based solutions combine the protection of biodiversity with greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation to the impacts of climate change. In doing so, they are usually less expensive than technical solutions and therefore an important component of IKI-funding.

Learn more about nature-based solutions within the IKI ...

Coping with the impacts of climate change

The rise in the global average temperature can already be felt worldwide. The IKI is using numerous projects and initiatives to support people in affected regions.

Read more about IKI support for adaptation ...

Climate Finance Additional Funding Package

Mobilising public and private funds for climate change mitigation (climate finance) plays a key role in limiting global warming – which makes it an important objective for the IKI.

All details on the Climate Finance Additional Funding Package ...

65 € Mio.

With this amount of additional funding, the IKI is promoting three projects to mobilise public and private climate protection investment.

126 € Mio.

of additional IKI funds will be allocated to 14 selected ongoing IKI projects and initiatives under the Energy Investment Package for Emerging and Developing Countries.

Energy Investment Package for Emerging and Developing Countries

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) provided an additional 126 million euros for decarbonisation in emerging and developing countries through the IKI in 2022.

All details on the Energy Package 2022 ...

Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

At the 15th UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP 15) the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted a new global agreement to stop destruction of nature and reverse the trend.

Read the review of the CBD COP 15 here ...

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration was launched in 2021. Its goals: to stop the destruction and degradation of ecosystems worldwide, to prevent it in the future and to restore ecosystems that have already been damaged.

Learn more on the UN Decade topic page ...

Selected IKI impacts from 2015-2021

With its standard indicators, the IKI collects data on its most important core topics across projects in order to capture the impact of the funded projects as a whole.

Learn more about the IKI impact from 2015 to 2021 ...

19000000 ha

area of ecosystems improved or protected

49 projects reported on this in the data on the Standard Indicators Action Ecosystems and "S2 – Ecosystems".


people directly supported by the project to adapt to climate change or to conserve ecosystems

70 projects reported on this in the data on the Standard Indicator Action People.

“Complaints are a force for good”

The Independent Complaint Mechanism for the IKI (IKI ICM) – a milestone for the IKI – was launched in autumn 2022. We talked to the Head of the Complaint Office, Andrea Kämpf, about an eventful first year.

Read the interview about the IKI ICM now ...

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