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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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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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Saving the birthplace of coffee

Mesfin Tekle (NABU) shares his experience on community-based environmental protection in Ethiopia.

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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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Energy from agricultural waste in Peru

Pilot projects on renewable energy from agricultural and forestry waste show how rural communities can become self-sufficient.

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UN conference for a green economy

The German Federal Environment Ministry played host to the Second Partnership for Action on Green Economy Ministerial Conference.

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Building Tomorrow’s Professional Carbon Accounting Workforce

The international panel of The Carbon Institute publishes recommendations for universities to build government workforces to measure carbon in forests.

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Sustainable forest development in Nepal and Bhutan

Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks visits Nepal and the Kingdom of Bhutan from 2 to 9 April at the invitation of their respective governments.

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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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Rocky Sanchez Tirona (Philippines) and Taufiq Alimi (Indonesia), RARE vice-presidents, talk to IKI about social marketing techniques and more sustainable fishery management.


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

The IKI Programme Office offers trainings for national and international grant recipients.