Developing capacities for climate policy in Southeast & Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Developing capacities for climate policy in Southeast & Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

The partner countries are characterised by processes of transformation that lead towards an open market economy, and these changes offer the opportunity to integrate ambitious climate policy into national climate protection plans. To this end, the project is strengthening the capacities of public decision makers and institutions to implement the necessary planning in the pilot countries of Georgia, Mongolia and Moldova. Individual and small-scale measures (e.g. scientific studies, educational workshops) are also implemented to strengthen climate policy capacities. These measures are oriented on the needs identified in the framework of the BMU dialogue processes carried out with other countries’ governments in the project region. The national framework conditions for climate policy and sustainable economic development are also being improved in the pilot countries, and knowledge management is ensuring that learning experiences are shared with other countries in the region. /
Predecessor project(s)
Capacity Development for Sustainable Energy and Climate Policy in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia Capacity Development for Climate Policies in the Western Balkans, CEE and Central Asia

State of implementation/results

  • First field of intervention: In GEO and MNG, the preparation of the NDC implementation and the process of revising the NDC, taking into account possible increases in ambition and long-term goals, is supported
  • In GEO, replicable methods for developing sectoral decarbonisation paths are to be developed in this context and applied for the transport sector
  • in MNG, the focus is on the area of energy supply for heating purposes
  • Second field of action (small scale measures): Initiation and implementation of individual measures to strengthen capacities for climate protection policy in the countries of the project region: the cooperation with the UNECE „Pathways for sustainable Energy“ as well as start of a new project aimed at establishment of a biosphere reserve in Georgia were successfully launched.

Project data

Georgia, Moldova, Mongolia, Serbia

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment , Green Development and Tourism - Mongolia
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection - Georgia
  • NewClimate - Institute for Climate Policy and Global Sustainability gGmbH

BMU grant:
11.600.000,00 €

06/2017  till  03/2021


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