Morgenstadt Global Initiative

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Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities - Global Approach, Local Solutions

Funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI), the Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities Initiative (MGI) supports model cities in India, Mexico and Peru in the development and implementation of sustainable transformation processes and contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

As the central funding instrument for climate and biodiversity projects of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the IKI finances projects focusing on the contribution to climate protection, adaptation to climate change impacts and the protection of biological diversity.

MGI cooperates with three cities in countries strongly affected by climate change and at the same time having a high degree of urbanization: Kochi (India), Saltillo (Mexico) and Piura (Peru). In these project-cities, replicable and affordable strategies (so-called roadmaps) are being developed to reduce greenhouse gases, strengthen resilience to climate change impacts and improve the quality of life of the citizens.

The initiative has access to international expertise as well as solutions and tools from the Morgenstadt network, other partner cities and partner companies, which are adapted to local conditions and used to build local expertise.

The City Labs with their science-based analysis methods are the core of the Morgenstadt Tools. A comprehensive city analysis serves to identify opportunities and risks and to develop innovative, financially viable and replicable solutions for a resource-efficient, resilient and livable city of tomorrow.

In cooperation with local partners, the transfer of knowledge is promoted as well as the exchange within the Morgenstadt Innovation Network and other actors from science, economy and administration.

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