Research · Government Funding

International Climate Initiative

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The German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) established the International Climate Initiative (IKI) in 2008. BMU uses this instrument to strengthen cooperation between the German Government and developing and transition countries and emerging economies, in order to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and preserve biodiversity. In accordance with a Bundestag resolution, the IKI receives EUR 120 million from the BMU budget every year. 

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Environmental Innovation Programme for Projects Abroad

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The Federal Environment Ministry’s Environmental Innovation Programme for Projects Abroad provides financial support for pilot projects abroad. This projects will have direct environmental effects on Germany or which will increase, via a "philosophy transfer" and a maximum possible multiplier effect, the willingness to invest in climate action measures in the respective countries. 

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