Consultation on the IKI Safeguards Policy

The International Climate Initiative (IKI) is an important part of the German government international climate finance commitment. In line with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the IKI finances projects that promote climate action and biodiversity in developing and emerging countries. The project management organisation Zukunft - Umwelt - Gesellschaft gGmbH (ZUG) has been commissioned to implement the IKI funding.

The new IKI Safeguards Policy now aims to set out the guiding principles and procedures for ensuring that international environmental and social standards are upheld in IKI projects. The draft policy has been released for consultation by the the founding ministry BMU. The aim of the consultation is to improve the effectiveness of the policy through dialogue with stakeholders. 

The consultation was open until 11 February 2022. Participation was possible through submitting written input as well as attending two online seminars held on 17 & 19 January 2022.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) as the new lead ministry of the IKI, is continuing work on the IKI Safeguards Policy in coordination with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA).


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