Thematic selection procedure 2020

Status of the procedure

We received 247 project ideas.

Project outlines could be submitted in the period from 11 November 2020 to 10 March 2021.

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Online Seminar

For interested applicants, IKI offered an online seminar on the procedure, providing some guidance, insights and updates.

Further information and presentation.

Funding priorities

  • Developing opportunities: climate-compatible economic policy perspectives as a driver for more ambitious NDCs
  • Developing skills and ideas: establishing an educational landscape on the issue of climate action
  • Support for national development banks as a driver for investment in climate action, in particular in sustainable urban infrastructure
  • Climate-conscious energy transition in the building sector with a focus on heating and cooling
  • Climate action in maritime transport
  • Beyond borders: climate-conscious economic development in Eastern Partnership countries in the context of the EU Green Deal
  • Climate/water nexus: integrated water resource management in West and Central Africa
  • Combating desertification: traditional and sustainable land use concepts in open land ecosystems
  • Bonn Challenge: innovative approaches to regional seed supply
  • Pandemic preparedness: natural protective barriers between humans and animals by expanding, linking and improving protected areas
  • From pilot to application: expanding climate-conscious and biodiversity-friendly land use and production in fishing, agriculture and forestry
  • Shifting the trillions: innovative approaches to leveraging and redirecting private sector capital for climate financing
  • Biodiversity-friendly and climate-conscious financial systems in response to COVID-19

Important documents for the thematic selection procedure


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