Climate Integrity Project

Climate Integrity Project (CIP) is a multi year project funded by the German Ministry of Environment (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety). Given that climate change is one of the biggest problems facing the world today, large sums of money are being invested in adaptation and mitigation projects across the world. The fear is that with the fast-track arrangements and the billions of dollars that are being pledged to the climate cause, this ‘climate money’ may be lost to corruption, if governance and capacity deficit exists. Undertaken simultaneously in 7 climate vulnerable countries and led by Transparency International, the overall aim of this project is to promote transparency, accountability and integrity in the governance of climate finance policy globally and nationally. In doing so, it is hoped that it will contribute to more effective, efficient and equitable climate finance which meets adaption and mitigation objectives as well as achieve greater climate policy legitimacy and better achievement of related poverty reduction and development goals. The project engages with climate governance stakeholders to raise awareness, capacity build and to better understand and contribute to the development of good governance standards in the institutions and processes that are responsible for climate finance.