Since 2008, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has been using the International Climate Initiative (IKI) to finance climate protection, climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation projects in developing and emerging countries. Following the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the IKI focuses largely on assisting partner countries in the implementation of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). These are primarily projects for the development of long-term strategies for the achievement of a low-carbon and climate-resilient development. The allocation of IKI funds takes place via various pillars. The selection process for country-specific programs aims to fully support partner countries in implementing the NDCs and the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
The selection process, supported by Arepo, included country-specific draft programs for Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines. The call for funding focused on integrated bilateral programs to be implemented in a consortium of more than two consortium partners with strong participation from national actors. The individual country views reflect the thematic priorities and financing volumes set by the respective partner country together with the BMU.
Type and scope of services
In this project, Arepo together with a selection of international experts evaluated the program proposals for the countries Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines and developed recommendations for funding to the BMU.