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Climate Focus is an independent expert in international and national climate law, policies, project design and finance. We have been pioneering carbon markets ever since their inception. We aim to find a creative and unique solution for every single client, ranging from the development of policies to protect the rainforest to structuring greenhouse gas mitigation projects in the energy sector. Our advice is rooted in a profound knowledge of climate change policies, emission trading schemes and project development.
Climate Focus has offices in Amsterdam, Washington, DC, and Bogotá, and representatives in Lisbon and Bangkok. We complement our core team with a broad network of in-country and specialized partners.
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) occupy similar space as arguably the most important new programs of work for mitigating carbon emissions to advance in developments towards a post-Kyoto Protocol era over the last five years. Despite the apparent commonality of REDD+ and NAMAs, wide divergences continue between the work programs with regard to methodologies, expert communities, vocabularies and common understandings.
The objective of this paper is to review strategies on how to counter agricultural drivers of deforestation and develop recommendations on how international donors can support such strategies.
Funded by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Collaborating Centre and the UNEP RISØ Centre in partnership with the Africa Carbon Asset Development (ACAD) Facility, the consortium consisting of Climate Focus and Ecosur Afrique has been awarded the assignment for the “Development of a Regional Grid Emission Factor for the West African Power Pool (WAPP) as a Standardized Baseline”.
Climate Focus has joined the list of sponsors for the "Dutch Night, the 6th Edition" to be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8pm, the day before the Argus European Emission Markets 2014 conference. We cordially invite you to join us at this informal social gathering at Café Werck, Prinsengracht 277, Amsterdam, an excellent way to meet and mingle with others active in the carbon market over a drink. You may register here.
In fall 2013, John Costenbader and Darragh Conway of Climate Focus edited the four country studies (Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and the Democratic Republic of Congo), and co-authored the executive summary and comparative analysis of the study. Click here to download the Executive Summary.
John Costenbader presented a webinar for WWF Forest & Climate Programme’s online REDD+ Learning Sessions entitled: "REDD+ Learning Session 20: National and Sub National Legal Frameworks for REDD+" on February 5, 2014. The webinar can be viewed in the full news item. The presentation slides are also available for download as PDF.