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Strengthen national climate policy implementation: Comparative empirical learning & creating linkage to climate finance

As of: October 2021

As part of implementing nationally determined contributions (NDCs), governments face the challenge of supporting national climate policies and institutions with limited public funds while also reducing the barriers to investment faced by the private sector. This project supports NDC implementation in partner countries with research-based policy advice and capacity development. One central question here concerns the design of policy and financial instruments to ensure that they mobilise private- and public-sector investment. The contribution made by climate financing to support for robust institutional investment frameworks is also being investigated. Issues of national relevance are examined in annual, country-specific studies that focus on various NDC policy areas, which are also supplemented by a cross-sectional study. Workshops, publications and webinars are used to ensure that insights gained are transferred to the policymaking process.

State of implementation/results

  • An online expert workshop was organized by DIW Berlin on 03.03.2021 on the topic of transnational aspects of industrial decarbonization and focused specifically on questions of political factors and financing instruments.
  • A second meeting of the Advisory Group of the IKI project took place on 28 January 2021. The central topics were the presentation of the project status, the presentation of the planned research topics, especially the planned international study, as well as discussions around the common denominator of the studies, suggestions for improved outreach, and influence of external factors (especially Covid) on the project progress.
  • On January 21, 2021, IKEM took the lead in presenting the interim results of the European study to a broad audience from the financial sector and policy makers at the workshop "The ESIF lessons for the programming of EU and international climate funding Confirmation."
  • The synthesis study "The socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and how to deploy international climate finance in the context of green stimulus packages" was published in November 2020. Already on Karsten Neuhoff (DIW) discussed the topic ""How to Structure Green Stimulus Packages after the COVID-19 Crisis and which Role can International Climate Finance play?" at an online seminar with the Indonesian partner ITB. The topic was elaborated in a synthesis report by all project partners.
  • On schedule, the five country and cross-sectional study were finalized in July 2020 and published on the IKI website, the project website, and the partners' websites. In the course of the preparation and publication, thematic workshops were held in South Africa, Indonesia, India as well as Brazil and the contents were discussed with political partners and expert audiences.
  • The international workshop of all project participants planned for June 3-5, 2020, was held as a three-day online seminar due to corona, where the interim results of the country and cross-sectional study and the topics for 2021 were discussed.
  • DIW Berlin and IKEM held an online seminar on "The impact of EU-level financial instruments on climate policy in EU member states: case study of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)" on March 27, 2020.
  • All publications as well as seminar documents can be viewed on the project homepage:…

Project data

Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. (DIW)

Political partner(s):
  • Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) - South Africa
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India
  • Ministry of the Environment Brasil (MMA)
  • State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia

Implementing partner(s):
  • Center for Sustainability Studies of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGVces)
  • Climate Strategies
  • DIW Econ GmbH
  • Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi
  • Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität (IKEM)) e.V.
  • NewClimate - Institute for Climate Policy and Global Sustainability gGmbH
  • Technology Institute Bandung (ITB) (Institut Teknologi Bandung)
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) - India
  • University of Cape Town - South Africa
  • Vivid Economics

BMU grant:
3.847.998,59 €

07/2019  till  06/2023


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