Values & Responsibility
Transparency and fairness are core elements of the IKI. It has a variety of instruments, to ensure that these elements are practiced and implemented in each project. These are designed to ensure, among other things, that international environmental and social standards are adhered to in IKI projects and that negative impacts of projects on the environment and people are avoided, minimised or mitigated. An independent complaint mechanism gives people who suffer (potential) negative social and/or environmental impacts from IKI projects, or who want to report the improper use of funds, the opportunity to voice their concerns.
Transparent climate financing helps to further enhance the effectiveness of Germany’s climate finance activities. Therefore the IKI is publishing comprehensive information on ongoing and newly committed projects and programmes in accordance with the IATI standard.
Gender justice is now a central factor for the IKI. The projects will be designed in a way that ensures the prevention and reduction of gender based discrimination. The potential offered by all stakeholders will be utilised to help support climate action and to conserve biodiversity.