Policy development and capacity building
Policy instruments present much-needed measures in order to – at least partly – close the difference in costs when climate-friendly technologies offer no objective economic benefit compared to established reference technologies. Policy frameworks could for example involve the phasing out of subsidies for fossil energy sources while at the same time ensuring social compensations through direct income support for poor households. Political stability and the consistency of policy goals are crucial factors for creating investor-friendly structures.
Capacity Development aims at strengthening the skills, competencies, abilities and networks of people and communities. In a climate-related context, it focuses the education and training of technical experts and the development of professional associations, which in turn can contribute to the training of skilled workers and specialists. In addition, successful technology transfer requires technical and professional knowledge in corporations, organisations and governments.
German partners with focus on capacity building and developing policy frameworks and are:
- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, BMWi)
- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau undReaktorsicherheit, BMUB)
- Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, BMZ)
- Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF)
- Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt, UBA)
- Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt, AA), German embassies
- German International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ)
- Stiftung Mercator
- German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD)
- Kfw Bank Group
Note: This list is not exhaustive.