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The Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities Initiative is part of an extensive network of projects and initiatives in the field of sustainable urban development.

Morgenstadt Initiative

The Fraunhofer Morgenstadt Initiative is a network of Fraunhofer Institutes, municipalities and companies. It was founded in 2012 by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) to think ahead, develop and test innovations for the city of tomorrow (more about the history of Morgenstadt can be found here. Within the framework of research projects, partners of the Morgenstadt Initiative develop solutions and new perspectives for the city of the future, the Morgenstadt, in changing constellations. This includes research and advancement of development potentials and solution strategies in urban systems, but also the identification and analysis of impending disruptive developments for the city of tomorrow and the design of new management approaches, systems or suitable business models.

International Climate Initiative

The MGI is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI). As the central funding instrument for climate and biodiversity projects for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the IKI has been financing projects with a focus on contributing to climate protection, adapting to the impacts of climate change and protecting biological diversity since 2008.

Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance

The German-Mexican Climate Protection Alliance is a bilateral IKI project implemented by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). The IKI Alliance Mexico provides information on the entire portfolio of IKI projects in Mexico and promotes exchange and synergies between the individual project schemes and the implementing organizations.

NDC Peru: support to the implementation of the National Climate Change Strategy

The NDC Peru is an IKI interface project led by the Peruvian Ministry of Environment (MINAM) together with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). The project informs about the Peruvian IKI project portfolio and promotes knowledge exchange and synergies between implementing organizations and project schemes.