Publications

Our publications include comprehensive information about the International Climate Initiative as a funding instrument, and about its areas of its support. This includes IKI's thematic priorities as well as concrete field examples. In addition, there is information available on German fast-start finance and the cross-sectoral commitment to conserving biological diversity.

Passenger and Freight Transport Volume of the Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring

The Passenger and Freight Transport Volume offers a guide to existing methodologies for GHG quantification of different types of transport mitigation actions. The Transport Volume is the latest volume of the UNFCCC’s Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring, a multi-stakeholder effort to provide a resource map of methodologies and tools for establishing baselines and monitoring emissions reductions from climate change mitigation actions.

Passenger and Freight Transport Volume of the Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring (PDF, 4.19 MB)

Brochure: Solar Heat for Industry

The brochure offers important facts and numbers on industrial solar heat in images and graphics. Investors’ profiles and comments are presented. The World Map of Solar Process Heat Specialists 2017 presents the growing number of suppliers. Simple integration schemes explain the basic use of solar heat in industrial processes.

Solar Heat for Industry (PDF, English, 2.81 MB)

Solar Heat for Industry (PDF, Spanish, 3.51 MB)

Incentives to save the forest - Financial instruments to drive sustainable land use

Unsustainable farming and logging is behind most tropical deforestation. There are more sustainable methods that address this by using the land more efficiently, reducing deforestation, but farmers, producers and others will not make this switch automatically. This briefing describes how governments and companies can use basic financial instruments to channel greater investment in this area.

Incentives to save the forest - Financial instruments to drive sustainable land use (PDF, 178KB)

 

 

Ecosystem-based adaptation: Question-based guidance for assessing effectiveness

This booklet sets out guidance for assessing the effectiveness of an ecosystem-based approach to climate change adaptation. It describes a process, based around asking a detailed set of questions, that can be used by project managers and researchers to shape project design, assess the progress of an ongoing project or draw conclusions about the effectiveness of a project that has ended.

Ecosystem-based adaptation: Question-based guidance for assessing effectiveness (PDF, 472KB)

Brazilian-German cooperation: contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity

This brochure shows some examples of the work the Brazilian-German Cooperation for the Protection and Sustainable Management of Tropical Forests, which contributes to the achievement of the Aichi Targets.

Contributions by the Brazilian-German Cooperation to the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Report: Standards for REDD+ projects

This report provides an analysis of REDD+ project standards against expectations and principles set by the BMUB/IKI and Germanwatch. atmosfair contributed to this report with its experience in the field of MRV and climate integrity of offset projects. The goal of the report is to provide a clear underlying guidance for the use of one or several REDD+ standards for use by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the BMUB and beyond.

A comparison of carbon market standards for REDD+ projects – Analysis (PDF, 296 KB)

Guideline for IKI REDD+ projects

This document draws on the analysis “A COMPARISON OF CARBON MARKET STANDARDS FOR REDD+ PROJECTS” and combines it with project requirements under the IKI.

A comparison of carbon market standards for REDD+ projects – Recommendations & Guideline for IKI REDD+ Projects (PDF, 102 KB)

Status Report on NAMAs 2016

The Annual Status Report on NAMAs 2016 contains articles of representatives from AfDB, EBRD, GCF and IDB who illuminate the approach of climate finance of their institutions in general as well as the NAMA financing approach in particular. It also includes articles of government representatives from partner countries of the IKI project Mitigation Momentum by Ecofys and the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN).

Annual Status Report on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) 2016 (PDF, 4.4 MB)

Guidance for policymakers in RAC&F sector

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“Advancing nationally determined contributions (NDCs) through climate-friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning.” This guidance assists policymakers in designing national mitigation strategies for the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam (RAC&F) sector to meet the increasing ambition levels expected in revised NDCs. By aligning efforts taken under the two relevant international regimes, the UNFCCC and the Montreal Protocol, the RAC&F sector can make a significant contribution towards reaching the 2°C target, or even the 1.5°C target.

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Status Report - NAMAs

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The Update of the NAMA Status Report 2016, a flagship report developed in the framework of the IKI, was launched at the climate change conference in Bonn. As the first update report in the NAMA Status Report series after the adoption of the Paris Agreement at COP21, it takes a closer look at NAMAs in light of the Paris Agreement and includes contributions from government representatives from partner countries of the IKI project Mitigation Momentum implemented by Ecofys and the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) actively involved in NAMA development.

Status Report on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) - Mid-year update 2016 (PDF, 3.5 MB)

IKI Special - Selected Country Profiles

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Baseline Study of the Automotive and Construction Sectors "Material Consumption Patterns in India" (PDF, 4 MB)

IKI Review of Activities 2015-2016

IKI Review of Activities 2008-2014

IKI Flyer

Biodiversity

BMUB-BMZ brochure "Committed to Biodiversity"

Committed to Biodiversity (October 2016) (PDF, 9 MB)

Committed to Biodiversity (September 2014) (PDF, 6.5 MB)

Factsheet IKI funding priority

Action for biodiversity - Supporting implementation of the CBD Strategic Plan 2011 - 2020 (November 2016) (PDF, 943 KB)

Project list

List of ongoing biodiversity projects (September 2016) (PDF 768 KB)

Climate Finance