Please note that this information was last updated in early 2011.
For up-to-date information, please go to the German version of
our information on climate action. A translation is under way.
The German government supports the financing and transfer of technical equipment, know-how and experience for climate change mitigation and adaptation in many different sectors. This includes, for example:
the financing of investment, for example for the construction of installations and equipment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or promote adaptation to climate change,
institutional and human capacity building,
promotion of pilot and model projects as a means of introducing new technologies.
The German government also supports international climate policy through numerous cross-sectoral initiatives. Selected examples include:
the Initiative for Climate and Environmental Protection, which will provide at least 2.4 billion euros in low-interest loans and subsidies for environmental and climate-relevant investment in developing countries during the period 2008-2011;
the International Climate Initiative (ICI), which provides funding at the initiative of (and with resources from) the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Since 2008, it has supported climate projects in developing countries, emerging economies and the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe;
the Climate Protection Programme (CaPP), which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It provides support to developing countries to enable them to fulfil their commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and utilise the ensuing development opportunities. The CaPP also supports institutional capacity building for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in developing countries.
- Information on the Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
- Monthly newsletter
- KfW's PoA Support Centre Germany
- Climate Protection Demands Action – Contributions Made by Social-Ecological Research
A publication from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (PDF 3.5 MB)