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The International Climate Initiative areas of support

The International Climate Initiative supports its partner countries in developing economic structures that avoid greenhouse gas emissions to the greatest extent possible.

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The International Climate Initiative is committed to assisting its partner countries achieve the Aichi Targets in the Strategic Plan 2011–2020 of the international Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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The International Climate Initiative supports partner countries and initiatives that contribute to the development of the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) mechanism in developing countries.

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The International Climate Initiative supports particularly vulnerable countries and regions in improving their capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change.

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Cross-cutting topics

Germany is fulfilling the commitments established for financing climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. In addition, the German Government is working towards a new international climate financing architecture as part of an ambitious, comprehensive and binding climate agreement to be adopted at the 2015 Conference of the Parties.

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In the last seven years, Germany has increased six-fold its financial contribution to biodiversity conservation and protection of ecosystems worldwide and has also developed new sources of finance. This is a clear demonstration of the high degree of importance the German Government attaches to global biodiversity conservation.

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The German Federal Environment Ministry and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change are jointly setting up a 'NAMA Facility'. This Facility is designed to support developing and emerging countries that show strong leadership on tackling climate change and want to implement transformational nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs).

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