Initiative Resource Efficiency and Climate Protection - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Initiative Resource Efficiency and Climate Protection

As of: April 2020

Objective and activities

The project addresses emerging economies, especially from G20, that display strong industrial growth and, closely linked with it, marked increases in resource consumption and corresponding GHG emissions. It aims to strengthen capacities of key actors that shall be enabled to push forward measures and strategies for increasing resource efficiency and improving climate protection (outcome). In close coordination with the BMU, it supports the inclusion of resource efficiency and climate protection into international dialogues, particularly in the G20 context. It promotes knowledge sharing and exchange of experiences with and among G20 emerging countries and strengthens capacities of key players. On this basis, it provides demand-oriented consultancy for the identification of potentials for enhanced resource efficiency and climate protection as well as measures and strategies for tapping them while taking into account nationally determined contributions (NDCs). 

State of implementation/results

  • Through support to BMU in the planning and implementation of international events, in particular within the framework of the G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue, the topic of resource efficiency in international dialogue could be strengthened
  • The implementation of an internationally accessible webinar on Circular Economy in October 2018 in cooperation with the Green Growth Knowledge Platform with case studies from India and Indonesia reached more than 150 participants and met with a great response. (Link:…)
  • A four-day study trip in November 2018 for 25 key actors from the private and public sectors from eleven emerging countries provided a platform for knowledge sharing and networking. The visit of the European Resource Forum allowed the participants to connect to the current international debate
  • Several information and training activities with key actors from politics, business and science in Mexico, Argentina and Indonesia with a total of more than 150 participants have created awareness and capacities for the use of resource efficiency potentials for climate protection. The events were supported by the Federal Environment Agency, the International Resource Panel (IRP) and the German Centre for Resource Efficiency (VDI-ZRE).

Project data

Argentina, Indonesia, Mexico

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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

BMU grant:
3.000.000,00 €

09/2017  till  02/2021


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