World Climate Conference

The World Climate Conference is the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) and the highest body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). All Parties to the Convention are represented at the COP, where they review the implementation of the Convention and any other legal instruments adopted by the COP. Jointly they take the necessary decisions to promote the effective implementation of the Convention, including institutional and administrative arrangements.

In 2015, at COP 21 in Paris, the first Climate Change Agreement was agreed upon, committing all 195 Member States to the UNFCCC. Of great relevance are the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), in which the parties to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change formulate, among other things, their mitigation targets and present their agreements in the context of their own national circumstances, capabilities and priorities. The common goal is to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to a level that keeps global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

The IKI supports the negotiation process

The Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) supports partner countries with the development of their NDCs with its International Climate Initiative (IKI). The IKI projects promote the negotiation process in many ways. Partner countries are directly prepared for the climate change issues by various activities of IKI projects: through negotiation training, networking, scientific analysis as a basis for decision-making, and by contributing to the development of national or regional positions.

IKI projects work hand in hand with public and private actors to support the political and economic conditions for the implementation of national climate targets. They show how the decisions of the climate negotiations can be put into practice and accompany the partners in doing so. IKI partners can develop and deploy appropriate methods and tools for adaptation and transformation processes by supporting them in know-how transfer and technology cooperation, policy advice and / or investment. The IKI is an important part of German climate finance and is an example of how climate protection can be financed.