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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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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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State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth and Brazilian Minister of the Environment José Sarney Filho Standing Close to each other, smiling into the camera

Germany and Brazil – No going back after Paris Agreement

State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth visits Brazil and Argentina for environmental policy talks


Climate Action Starts with Dialogue

IKI project “V-LED” offers dialogical approach to multi-level climate governance.

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Building with Nature in Indonesia

Matching to this year’s theme of World Wetlands Day “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction”, an IKI project scales up its initiative to secure Java’s eroding coastline.

Mesfin Tekle (NABU)

Interview: Saving the birthplace of coffee

Mesfin Tekle (NABU) shares his experience on community-based environmental protection in Ethiopia and talks about coffee growing.

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

IKI talks

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.