Climate Focus is an advisory company committed to the development of policies and projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our international and multidisciplinary team works closely with companies, governments and non-governmental organizations on reducing emissions in energy, households, industry, transport, agriculture and forestry.
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.
Can European Union member states host domestic offset projects? Climate Focus is facilitating discussions about how provisions under Article 24a of the amended Directive establishing a European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) can create incetives for the generation of domestic offsets within the EU.
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.
A team of authors from Climate Focus and UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use have published their final report on "The land-use sector within the post-2020 climate regime" . This report analyses the current status of the land-use sector under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, and formulates options for how various incentives and systems could be harmonized under a future climate treaty. The final report is available here.
Darragh Conway, Luke Pritchard, Charlotte Streck and Jeremy Broadhead co-authored the chapter entitled "International experience with REDD+ and national forest funds". The chapter provides a comparative analysis of the operational aspects of eight REDD+ or forest funds. The publication is available here.
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.