In the area of mitigation, IKI supports partner countries in developing and implementing innovative instruments for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. These include measures for transitioning to a sustainable, low-emission economic and energy supply structure and developing low-carbon development strategies (LCDS), nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and systems for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions and reduction measures.
Of great relevance for the mitigation funding area are the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) – in which the parties formulate their climate objectives for submission to the UNFCCC Secretariat ahead of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris in December 2015. IKI has been advising more than 25 partner countries on the preparation of their INDCs since early 2014.
Numerous projects also pursue the aim of mobilising additional public and private capital for climate change mitigation. The conceptual focus is on policy advice, capacity building and appropriate training measures, and also technological lighthouse projects and technological cooperation schemes. Since 2008, a total of 264 mitigation projects with funding totalling around €879 million have been approved.