IKI at COP22 - Impressions

Photo: Isabelle Floer / IKI

Like in previous years, colleagues of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) programme office visited the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) and were involved in noumerous events. Below please find some impressions conntected to current IKI acitivites that were presented at COP22.


Screenshot IKI-Landingpage

7.11.2016: During the COP22 in the Moroccan city Marrakech, the IKI-landing page for the conference "#IKICOP22" presented information connected to the conference.


8.11.2016: The Side Event “Fostering Climate Action in the Agricultural Sectors through National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)” was held under the motto “from plans to actions” at the climate conference in Marrakech. The participants exchanged views about the NAP processes in various countries, such as Uruguay, the Philippines, Thailand, the Gambia and Bangladesh, with a particular focus on the agricultural sector. More information on the IKI-Project: Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme.

Participants on a side event

9.11.2016: At the first German hour at the climate conference in Marrakech Norbert Gorißen (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, BMUB) and René Castro Salazar (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO) presented two REDD+ Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) projects which FAO is carrying out with financial support of the IKI: “Global Forest Survey” and “National Forest Monitoring and Information Systems”. The projects support the partners through exchange and knowledge transfer, as well as in testing and applying a software tool for forest and land use monitoring that has been newly developed by Google Outreach and the FAO.

A presentation is held by two men

10.11.2016: At the event “Making adaptation effective through ecosystem-based approaches to climate change”, the panelists, among them Norbert Gorißen (BMUB), deliberated on the role of ecosystems as ‘natural’ adaptation infrastructure and assessed the effectiveness of investing into Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) for enhancing the resilience of communities & ecosystems.

A panel discussion with six people

10.11.2016: On the same day, Norbert Gorißen (BMUB) exchanged on climate financing at a side event of the Climate Policy Initiative.

Panel discussion

11.11.2016: During the “Forest Action Day” at the climate conference in Marrakech the Bonn Challenge was presented as a highly successful initiative. The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to restore 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded land by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030.

Panel discussion with three peoples

12.11.2016: BMUB's representative Dr Karen Tscherning greets the members of the Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (FEBA), a self-organizing group of institutions that are working in the field of EbA. IKI supports its office to further enhance the implementation of the EbA approach.

Presentation held by one woman and one man

14.11.2016: Launch of the International Network of Climate Change Centres of Excellence and Think Tanks (INCCCETT 4CB – website in French) for capacity building at the Climate conference in Marrakech. Due to its geographical situation, Morocco is very vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. With the development of a climate competence center, Morocco is in a better position to implement and further develop its national climate policy.

Group photo

15.11.2016: At COP22 ministers and institution leaders formally launched the NDC Partnership which was jointly initiated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and BMUB, supported by the World Resource Institute (WRI). It aims to support developing countries in preparing and implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation. Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks: "Let us take giant steps forward while making sure that no one is left behind".

Group photo

15.11.2016: The Side Event at the COP22 “From Billions to Trillions in Solar Financing” was held by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Indian Government. The ISA, launched by India about one year ago, is supporting the scaling up of finance and capacity building to promote solar energy worldwide. Multilateral development banks, the GCF, UNDP and bilateral donors support the ISA. The IKI is also supporting a solar project in India.

Panel discussion

16.11.2106: BMUB’s IKI NDC Support Cluster, consisting of six IKI projects, was presented at the COP22 providing 32 million Euros for a toolbox, a helpdesk, best practices, exchange platforms and action on the ground in 27 countries.

Presentation held by one man in front of a group of peoples

17.11.2016: During her stay in Morocco, Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks visited the largest concentrated solar power complex in the world today - NOORo in Ouarzazate. It was built with support of the IKI: "Sustainable solar power is an energy source that is available worldwide and to all nations. Morocco has tapped into this potential in Ouarzazate and has planned, and partially built, the world’s largest concentrated solar power complex. The NOORo complex in Ouarzazate is a landmark for the entire region."

Barbara Hendricks in front of solar panels

18.11.2016: German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and Minister Bomo Edna Molewa of the South-African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) met at COP22 and signed a Joint Declaration on the 3rd Phase of the Climate Support Programme (CSP) of the IKI, implemented by GIZ from 2017 to 2020 with a funding volume of 16 million Euros.

Barbara Hendricks and the South-African Environmental Minister sitting together on a green couch