report | 07/2018

International Safety Standards in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heat Pump

This paper intends to provide policy makers, standard authorities and private sector representatives with an overview and orientation on international safety standards for ACR&HP systems, in particular addressing developing countries that intend to widen the use of environmentally friendly refrigerants in a safe way. The document identifies what is currently feasible with existing safety standard requirements, and what possibilities exist to ease the barriers and improve safety standards for the future.

Flyer | 07/2018

10 Years IKI

Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition.

This factsheet presents the four funding areas, the approach and the impact of the IKI.

report | 07/2018

Finance options and instruments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This report provides a comprehensive outlook on available financing sources and stipulates ten examples for project developers and practitioners who might be keen to learn from different finance approaches to implement and maintain EbA measures. It offers the opportunity to showcase possibilities for EbA to be considered within National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) strategies.

Press review | 06/2018

Press Review 2/2018

Press Review 2/2018 - International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Environment Ministry (BMU). The press review is Compiled by the public relations department of the IKI Program Office. The articles selected are contributions from IKI projects as well as internal research.

Country profile | 06/2018

Country Report: Uganda

This report presents the findings from a literature review, interviews and questionnaires with a wide variety of stakeholders conducted by IUCN at the ‘Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy’ project site in the Mount Elgon region in Uganda, where soil and water management and tree-planting activities were implemented to help mountain communities adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.

Country profile | 06/2018

Country Report: South Africa

This report presents the findings from a literature review and interviews with a wide variety of stakeholders conducted by Conservation South Africa at the ‘Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy’ project site in the Succulent Karoo, South Africa, where activities focused on the rehabilitation of critical rangeland and wetland ecosystems.

Country profile | 06/2018

Country Report: Peru

This report presents the findings from a literature review and two interviews on activities implemented at one of the two ‘Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy’ project sites in Peru, where a Potato Park has been created to protect the diversity of native potato varieties and other native Andean crops, and preserve indigenous biocultural heritage.

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