Detailed analysis of the Standard Indicator “Action People” (2015–2020)
Definition: “Number of people directly supported to adapt to climate change or to conserve ecosystems“
This indicator counts the number of people receiving direct support from IKI projects to strengthen their abilities to adapt to climate change or to conserve ecosystems. This kind of ‘direct support’ can vary widely and may include support in the form of training, finance or the provisioning of material, for example.
Relevant project activities are to be found in the following areas:
- Support measures for adapting agricultural or aquacultural practice
- Provisioning of insurance to cover crop failures
- Inclusion in disaster early warning systems
- Environmental education in schools
Some projects report that they have provided direct support to only a dozen people, while others directly support thousands of individuals. This once again highlights the heterogeneity of the IKI portfolio.
People receiving direct support 2015–2020
From 2015 onwards, a total of 54 projects initiated – most in the funding area ‘Adaptation to the impacts of climate change’ – state that they have provided direct support for adaptation or ecosystem conservation to 1,042,603 people. Data from many projects from the ‘Conserving natural carbon sinks with a focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)’ and ‘Conservation of biodiversity’ funding areas previously contributed to this indicator, but with smaller figures per project on average.
Assessment of figures
This indicator only counts people receiving direct support. Conversely, the indicator does not count most of the people who stand to benefit from IKI measures over the long term. These groups of people may include citizens of cities for which improved urban climate adaptation plans have been drawn up and are to be implemented in the future or agricultural households that benefit from improved water management as a result of funds that have been leveraged by the IKI.
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