IKI projects support the negotiation process in a range of ways. They demonstrate how decisions reached during climate change negotiations can be implemented practically and they guide the partners in this process. For example, the projects support the partner countries in developing and implementing nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) as well as approaches for ecosystem-based adaptation or reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).
A number of the projects directly prepare the partners for issues relevant to the climate negotiations. They strengthen the partner states in a targeted fashion through negotiation training, networking activities, scientific analysis as a basis for decision-making, as well as contributions to the development of national or regional positions.
The IKI itself provides an example of how climate protection can be financed and is a key component of the German climate financing.