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

As of: February 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

  • DIW Berlin and IKEM held a online seminar on 27 March 2020 on "The impact of EU-level financial instruments on climate policy in EU member states: case study of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)".
  • A first meeting of the Advisory Group of the IKI project took place on June 17, 2020. The central topics were the presentation of the project status, the presentation of the planned research topics as well as the discussions about the usability of the results in the political process and the role of international financing in the context of the Corona crisis.
  • The international workshop of all project participants planned for June 3-5, 2020, was conducted as a three-day online seminar to discuss the interim results of the country and cross-sectional study and the topics for 2021.
  • The five country and cross-sectional studies were completed on schedule in July 2020 and published on the IKI website, the project website and the websites of the partners. In the course of the preparation and publication, thematic workshops were held in South Africa, Indonesia, India and Brazil and the contents were discussed with political partners and experts.
  • On July 29, 2020, DIW Berlin held a online seminar on "Transformational change toward low-carbon development in emerging economies: insights from case studies on international climate finance", at which the results of the cross-sectional study were discussed with a representative of the World Bank, among others.
  • On September 8, 2020, 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? The topic will be prepared by all project partners in 4Q 2020 as part of a synthesis report.
  • All publications and 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 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) - 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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