International Climate Initiative
Stresemannstraße 69-71, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Funding of projects, Climate change, Conservation of the environment
The International Climate Initiative (IKI) is an important part of the German government international climate finance commitment. Since 2022, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) has been the lead ministry for the IKI. Since 2008, IKI has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrializing countries, as well as in countries in transition. IKI focuses on four areas: mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to the impacts of climate change, conserving natural carbon sinks with a focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), as well as conserving biological diversity, including in marine environments. Their significant contribution to marine environments is evident in the projects recorded in their impressively comprehensive website.