The National Climate Initiative (NKI) of Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) was launched in 2008 and aimed to support and promote various climate protection measures in Germany. The NKI funded projects and programs that were especially created for the initiative, but also served to extend the financing of several projects that have existed prior to the NKI. The collaboration partners were the Ecologic Institute, the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg, the Öko-Institut e.V. and Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing. The project consortium analysed the implementation of the NKI funding guidelines with regard to the goals of the initiative and came up with new funding focus areas. The range of projects and programs were wide, targeting industry, consumers, and municipalities on areas as diverse as environmental education and training, energy efficiency, mobility, renewable energies, and climate-friendly investing.
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