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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Projects

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

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01 Jan 2018 to 31 May 2024

Risk forecasting and risk mitigation measures are crucial approaches to improving resilience to changes in the regional climate. The project aims to build local capacity to improve resilience to regio...
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Climate-SDGs Integration Project: Supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda through ecosystem-based adaptation Completed

Author Name: Alexander Mueller
01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2020

The project will support the implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in Guatemala and India as a contribution to the synergetic achievement of NDCs and SDGs. A core deliverable of the proje...
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ICT-based adaptation to climate change in cities Completed

Author Name: Michael Schwartzkopff
01 Mar 2017 to 31 Oct 2020

In order to achieve international targets in the area of sustainability, it is essential to adapt cities to the impacts of climate change-induced extreme weather events, such as infrastructure damage ...
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Mainstreaming EbA - Strengthening ecosystem based adaptation in decision making processes Completed

Author Name: Andrea Bender
01 Jul 2015 to 31 Dec 2022

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

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01 May 2022 to 31 Oct 2023

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 IKI Small Grants project mobiliz...
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Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities Initiative: Global approach - local solutions Completed

Author Name: PI IKI
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

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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

Author Name: PI IKI
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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