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International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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

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Key Area

Climate and Biodiversity Policy Support

Germany is supporting partner countries in strengthening their ability to adapt to climate change impacts and in fostering more low-carbon and sustainable economic structures.

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Changing markets to stop deforestation

Lucy Aquino (WWF Paraguay) and Amanda Parker (WWF Germany) sum up experience on land use change in Paraquay.

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In search of the giant squeaker frog

Gilbert Adum loves frogs. So much so, that he has devoted his life to saving them. And in that pursuit, he is helping to improve local lives - and making his mark as a bit of an environmental hero.

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Commitment to Sustainable Development of the Benguela Current

Namibia hosted the 5th Ministerial Conference of the Benguela Current Commission. 10 Ministers committed to sustainable development of the Large Marine Ecosystem.

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A sunny future for Uzbekistan

First battery-backed 6.75 kW solar plant will bring reliable energy to farms.

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Interview: Changing markets to stop deforestation

Lucy Aquino (WWF Paraguay) and Amanda Parker (WWF Germany) sum up experience on land use change in Paraquay.

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Electric Vehicles for Climate-friendly Mobility in China

Sino-German project on Electro-Mobility and Climate Protection publishes results in Beijing.

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Selection Procedure 2017

The 2017 selection procedure has ended.

Project outlines received after the deadline cannot be considered.



TV Reports Global Nature

As habitat loss, climate change and human intervention continue to threaten our species, conservation takes on an increasingly important role. But that comes at a price. Just how high is it?

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Dr. Michael Zschiesche from the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UFU) on the cultivation of energy crops in Viet Nam.

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Trainings on Administrative and Financial Management: IKI offers trainings for grant recipients

On 8 and 9 February 2017, for the second time, the IKI Programme Office will be offering training for national and international grant recipients in Berlin.

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