Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to climate change is a topic of increasing global importance as many of the negative impacts of climate change on nature and human society are now unavoidable. Extreme weather events such as flooding, hurricanes or heatwaves are on the rise globally. In the funding area "Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change", the IKI is supporting particularly vulnerable countries and regions in increasing their capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change. The support focuses on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA), as part of larger-scale adaptation planning, ecosystem-based measures combine climate change impact adjustment and biodiversity conservation, and such solutions are often less expensive than those provided by technological approaches. IKI also supports instruments for the risk management of climate-related extreme events, such as innovative insurance solutions, as well as the development and implementation of national adaptation strategies.

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Brazil East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities (B-EPICC) On-going

Project Lead: Fanny Thornton
01 Jan 2018 to 31 May 2024

Risk forecasting and mitigation measures are crucial for improving resilience to changes in regional climate. The project aims to build local capacity to enhance resilience to regional climate variabi...
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Climate-SDGs Integration Project: Supporting the Implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda Through Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Completed

Project Lead: Alexander Mueller
01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2021

The project supported the implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in Guatemala and India to synergistically achieve Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Sustainable Development Go...
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ICT-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Cities Completed

Project Lead: Michael Schwartzkopff
01 Mar 2017 to 31 Oct 2020

In order to enable cities to adapt to climate change and climate-related weather extremes, urban planners and regional decision-makers need a local database for climate-resilient urban development. Th...
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Institutionalization of CSO Engagement in the Adaptation Fund Completed

Project Lead: Lutz Weischer
01 May 2017 to 31 Aug 2022

The Adaptation Fund (AF) is an important instrument that assists especially vulnerable population groups in coping with the adverse effects of climate change. The project aimed to strengthen the inter...
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Mainstreaming EbA - Strengthening Ecosystem based Adaptation in Decision Making Processes Completed

Project Lead: Andrea Bender
01 Jul 2015 to 28 Feb 2023

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to the impacts of climate change and the integration of climate risks are increasingly forming a central and integral part of planning and implementation processes at ...
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Mobilizing Community Support for Adoption of Low Carbon Mobility Plans for Cities in Maharashtra On-going

Project Lead: Tanzeel Allapur
01 May 2022 to 31 May 2024

A shift to low carbon mobility in Indian cities is urgently needed to tackle air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and social inequality in the mobility sector. This project mobilizes support for lo...
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Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities Initiative: Global Approach- Local Solutions Completed

01 Dec 2018 to 30 Jun 2023

Smart and sustainable urban development is one of the main solutions for climate change adaptation and the efficient use of resources. However, the sectoral approaches to sustainable urban development...
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Sustainable Energies Entrepreneurship and Development in Rural Kashmir (SEED Himalaya) On-going

Project Lead: Daphne Gondhalekar
01 Sep 2022 to 31 Aug 2025

The livelihood of the rural population in Jammu and Kashmir is particularly threatened by climate change due to the negative impact of varied rainfall patterns and more frequent extreme weather events...
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Transformational Project Pipelines for NDC Implementation Completed

01 Feb 2019 to 31 Jul 2023

To date, many countries have lacked a clear pathway to financing and implementing their NDCs. To rectify this situation, the project is building capacity in partner countries to ensure they have the r...
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