Hello and welcome! An introduction to the IKI

Come and visit the International Climate Initiative in Berlin during this year’s Federal Government Open Day

On 20 and 21 August this year´s Federal Government Open Day took place. We presented the International ! Come at two locations in Berlin.

The International Climate Initiative (IKI) has an important role to play in fulfilling the Federal Government’s international obligations to support developing and emerging countries. The German government uses the IKI to fund projects aimed at tackling climate change and protecting biodiversity in African, Asian and Latin American countries. 

The activities pursued in IKI projects may include advising policymakers on capacitiy building and the establishment of technology partnerships, for example, as well as using innovative financial instruments to hedge against risks. Projects may also involve studies, consulting on project preparation for infrastructure development and investment instruments for climate change mitigation or biodiversity conservation. 
To date, the IKI has approved more than 800 climate and biodiversity projects in over 60 countries worldwide, with a total funding volume of EUR 5 billion (2008 to 2021).

Follow this link to find out how the IKI is set up, how it works and which safeguards it makes use of to achieve the best-possible project results in countries all over the world.

On the occasion of the 2022 Open Day, the BMWK and BMUV hosted stands showcasing key aspects of the IKI funding areas. Visitors were invited to drop by and find out more about the IKI’s past and present projects.

About the IKI

Overall responsibility for the IKI lies with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), and its work is organised in close collaboration with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA).

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Come travel the world with the IKI!

The stand in the Ministry for Economic Affairs focused on the IKI’s global efforts addressing energy supplies and energy efficiency, as well as other topics involving the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. 

A trio of tables had also been set up to take you on a journey through Africa, Asia and South America – letting the visitors discover how our local projects engage with strategies for curbing climate change.

Click here for travelling with the IKI 

The IKI Quiz – test your knowledge!

Why do we finance projects to tackle climate change and protect biodiversity in countries like Costa Rica, India or South Africa? At the Federal Environment Ministry stand visitors found the answers to these and other questions: 

They enjoyed some fun ways to find out how the International Climate Initiative works – taking part in our knowledge quiz or trying their hand at our interactive puzzle! 


Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Invalidenstraße 48
Ludwig-Erhard-Saal (Aula)
10115 Berlin

Information about the event from the BMWK


Most of this year’s BMUV Open Day activities were focused in and around Potsdamer Platz, near the ministry’s Berlin office (on Stresemannstraße).

Information about the event from the BMUV

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