Vertically integrated climate protection (VICLIM) - 16_I_243 - 985 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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Vertically integrated climate protection (VICLIM)

As of: November 2019

Objective and activities

In many countries climate policy makers do not have sufficient capacities on national and subnational level and exemplary experiences in order to analyze cities’ mitigation potentials and to transform it systematically into effective climate efforts. The project thus aims at strengthening capacities of climate relevant decision makers and institutions to include subnational mitigation potential into an ambitious national climate policy. To this end, a) framework conditions for enhancing subnational mitigation efforts in partner countries will be improved, b) existing municipal approaches will be supported/expanded, c) activities building on the experiences of the German National Climate Initiative (NKI) will be developed, and d) international learning processes initiated. Exchange/dialogue events and collaboration with established climate and urban relevant networks ensure the multiplication of knowledge and findings.

State of implementation/results

  • Supported by this project, Mexican representatives from the Environmental Ministry of the Federal State of Jalisco have, together with their colleagues from the municipal level from Jalisco, developed a set of funding and quality criteria for climate projects on municipal level. The criteria can support the Federal State's budgetary planning when setting up climate measures; furthermore, the criteria may be used by the municipal level for planning of climate action and for applying for climate funding.

Project data

Costa Rica, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa, Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection - Georgia, State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa,ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability e.V.,Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica,Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Indonesia,Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico,Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection - Georgia

BMU grant:
€ 3,200,000

08/2016 till 07/2020