The International Climate Initiative

Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition. In the early years of the programme, its financial resources came from the proceeds of auctioning allowances under the emissions trading scheme. To ensure financial continuity, further funds were made available through the Special Energy and Climate Fund. Both funding mechanisms are now part of the Federal Environment Ministry’s regular budget.

The IKI is a key element of Germany’s climate financing and the funding commitments in the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Initiative places clear emphasis on climate change mitigation, adaption to the impacts of climate change and the protection of biological diversity. These efforts provide various co-benefits, particularly the improvement of living conditions in partner countries.

The IKI funds projects in the following areas:

Information on IKI selection procedures

The IKI Secretariat

The Secretariat of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) supports the BMU in implementation of the IKI. It coordinates the organisation of the IKI selection procedures, examines project and programme applications on which the BMU finally makes decisions, and assesses the interim and final reports submitted to verify the use of funds and the achievement of project objectives. It also supports processes to safeguard projects within the context of policy and international law, facilitates the exchange of experience and networking among IKI projects and actors, and oversees IKI's public relations work.

The IKI Secretariat is operated by the BMU 's project management company Zukunft - Umwelt - Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH. You can contact the IKI Secretariat on:

IKI Secretariat
Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH
Köthener Straße 4
D-10963 Berlin
T: +49 30 700 181 222
E: iki-secretariat(at)z-u-g.org
I: www.z-u-g.org

Contact

IKI Secretariat
Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH

Köthener Straße 4
D-10963 Berlin
T: +49 30 700 181 222
E: iki-secretariat(at)z-u-g.org
I: www.z-u-g.org