Climate Negotiation

UN Climate Change Conference in Durban – how ICI projects contribute to the negotiation process

TThe projects of the International Climate Initiative (ICI) support the negotiation process manifoldly. They demonstrate that climate protection and adaptation to climate change are technically possible and economically viable. The projects enhance innovations that are crucial steps to a resilient and low carbon economy. They show how international climate protection accords can be implemented in practice. For example they develop methods for measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) climate protection measures, develop concepts for ecosystem-based adaptation and address a future regime for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).
Moreover, several projects are directly linked to preparation of the Conference of the Parties. They give targeted support to partner countries in the form of negotiations training and networking measures, and they help develop national and regional positions.
The ICI itself demonstrates how climate protection can be financed and is an important part of the German ‘fast start’ contribution.
The ICI on the Conference of Parties in Durban
Workshop: Developing Knowledge on the Building Blocks of a Global Mitigation Architecture

On November 29, 2011, at the occasion of the Conference of Parties (COP 17) in Durban/ South Africa, the ICI brought together about 30 participants for the follow-up workshop on “Developing Knowledge on Building Blocks of a Global Mitigation Architecture”.
Here you can find out more about the results of the workshop:
Download “Workshop Summary Mitigation Architecture” (PDF, 26 KB)

Side event ‘African COP: From the Perspective of Germany’s International Climate Initiative’
The German Government has been cooperating with African countries for a number of decades, and has in recent years placed growing emphasis on collaborating with African partners in the field of climate change adaptation and mitigation. 
With reference to specific projects, the side event showed how the ICI finances climate protection and adaptation measures together with African partners. The side event promoted exchange of experiences on priority themes such as climate-friendly technologies (example South Africa) and specific adaptation needs (example Mali). It also addressed forest protection initiatives at a regional scale (example Congo Basin).
                                                                        Time:Thursday, 01 December, 6:00-8:0 pmLocation:Warsaw RoomModerator:Norbert Gorißen, Head of Division International Climate Finance, International Climate Initiative, BMU

Download "Flyer ICI side event" (PDF, 799 kb)

Additionally the BMU together with KfW organises another side event with relevance for the ICI:

African Countries in the Global Carbon Market: Looking at Challenges, Opportunities and Initiatives                                                Time:Thursday, 01 December, 1-3 pmLocation:Warsaw Room


Website of the COP17/CMP7www.cop17-cmp7durban.com