Within the scope of its “Integrated Energy and Climate Protection Programme”, the Federal Government has set the course for a modern, secure and climate-friendly energy supply in Germany. At the same time, it has defined comprehensive measures for efficient climate protection. The Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) provides incentives to achieve the set goals.
With the National Climate Initiative, the BMU intends to harness available potentials for low-cost emissions reductions. Moreover, the International Climate Initiative supports measures for adapting to climate change and protecting climate-relevant biodiversity in developing and emerging countries. 280 million euro are available for national objectives, and 120 million euro for international activities.
The BMU has launched six sub-programmes within the framework of the National Climate Initiative. Project Management Jülich manages the following sub-programmes: “Support Programme for Municipalities and Social and Cultural Institutions”, “Funding of Climate Protection Projects for the Economy, Municipalities, Consumers and Education” and “Guidelines for the Promotion of Climate Protection in Master Plan Communities”.