International Climate Initiative: Supporting Climate Change Mitigation and Biodiversity Projects


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    The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is currently inviting proposals for its International Climate Initiative (IKI), in support of  climate and biodiversity projects in developing countries, emerging economies and transition states (‘partner countries’).

    It aims to fund high-quality projects that are sufficiently innovative or have sufficiently ambitious climate protection and biodiversity conservation goals to promote transformative change.

    Thematic Areas

    The International Climate Initiative supports the following areas:

    • Mitigation;
    • Adaptation to climate change;
    • Conservation, restoration and sustainable use of natural carbon sinks;
    • Biodiversity.

    Eligibility Criteria

    The International Climate Initiative is open to a broad range of participants from Germany and abroad. It supports projects carried out in partner countries by federal implementing agencies, NGOs, business enterprises, universities and research institutes, and by international and multinational organisations and institutions, e.g. development banks and United Nations bodies and programmes.

    How to Apply

    The selection process consists of two stages:

    1. BMUB normally issues an annual call for proposals along with the corresponding support information. Those interested can submit project outlines in German or English within a set deadline. These must be prepared using the project outline templates available on the IKI website. BMUB evaluates all project outlines in this format that are complete and were submitted to the IKI Programme Office in time. The Ministry makes its selection based on the funds available and seeks the approval of other relevant ministries. Applicants will be informed in writing of the evaluation result.
    2. In the second step, applicants whose projects were selected will be requested in writing to submit a formal funding application and will receive the necessary templates and instructions. BMUB evaluates the project applications received and then makes the decision on funding. If a project requires a letter of political support from the partner country or guarantees under international law, this will have an effect on the project’s start date.

    The project outlines must be submitted in a prescribed format via email.

    For more information, please visit International Climate Initiative.

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