News

26 September 2017

Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020 launched by the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

We are delighted to announce that this report is now available. Published to coincide with Climate Week NYC 2017, the report proposes a set of priorities to address commodity-driven deforestation.
25 September 2017

Additionality under Article 6 - a new beginning or ghosts of the past?

Defining additionality under the new mechanism of Article 6.4 will be crucial in determining whether if any or which of these programmes will get what, and how.
16 March 2016

Climate Focus announces publication of its report on the role of market mechanisms in the NDCs of Colombia, Mexico and Costa Rica (Spanish)

Climate Focus publishes report under its GIZ assignment to support the governments of Colombia, Mexico and Costa Rica in understanding the role of market mechanisms as a tool to help fulfil their NDCs
15 February 2016

COP21 Paris 2015 - Loss and Damage in the Paris Agreement and the Green Climate Fund and the Paris Agreement

Climate Focus is pleased to announce the publication of two client briefs presenting an assessment of what the Paris Agreement means for climate finance and for action on loss and damage going forward
08 February 2016

Invitation Dutch Night - 1 March in Amsterdam

The traditional Dutch Night offers an informal setting for everyone active in the carbon market to meet and mingle over a drink. We and our co-invitees very much look forward to seeing you there!
08 February 2016

Pointing Science: Climate Engineering - Views Onto a Man-Made Climate

Charlotte Streck joins other experts and laymen at a public event on climate engineering to debate and exchange views on where research can best provide sufficient information for societal decisions.
03 February 2016

World Bank's Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev) purchases 500,000 CERs from SimGas' Programme of Activities (PoA)

Climate Focus is delighted to announce that the World Bank's Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev) has signed its first carbon purchase agreement with client SimGas to purchase 500,000 CERs
14 December 2015

Workshop on developing an institutional system for Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)

A workshop on developing a sustainable institutional system for GHG inventories and Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system in Jordan was held from 2 to 4 November, 2015 at the Dead Sea
03 December 2015

COP 21 Paris - Africa Pavilion, December 8, 10:00 - 11:30: The continued relevance of CDM and Carbon Markets for Africa

Join us at this side event that will bring together representatives from governments, UNFCCC, CDM project developers and climate advisory firms in Africa to discuss CDM relevance in Africa.
01 December 2015

Results-based Finance for REDD+: Emerging Approaches

Climate Finance is pleased to announce the timely publication of this brief commissioned by KfW that aims to shed light on the current landscape of results-based REDD+ finance.
23 November 2015

COP 21 Paris - Africa Pavilion, Salle 1, December 2, 18:00 - 19:30: Relevance of the CDM and cooperative mechanisms in the new climate regime for Africa

Climate Focus will be co-hosting this side event at COP 21 in Paris. Read about their African CDM pipeline project under: www.climatefocus.com/projects/ strengthening-african-cdm-pipeline
18 November 2015

Progress on the New York Declaration on Forests - An Assessment Framework and Initial Report

Climate Focus is pleased to announce the publication of their report, the first analysis of a multi-year effort to track progress towards the 10 goals laid out in the New York Declaration on Forests.
09 November 2015

Gold Standard registration of the African Biogas Carbon Programme

Climate Focus is happy to announce Gold Standard registration of the African Biogas Carbon Programme of Activities (ABC PoA) supporting the implementation of the African Biogas Partnership Programme.
02 November 2015

New studies published on drivers of forest change in the Greater Mekong Subregion

A suite of studies focusing on drivers of forest change in the Greater Mekong Subregion has been published by the FAO and USAID LEAF program as countries commit to forest cover expansion efforts.
28 October 2015

Adriaan Korthuis to speak at the East Africa Negotiators Regional Pre-COP Training, Entebbe 3 November 2015

Adriaan Korthuis will be speaking on 3 November at the Agenda-East Africa Negotiators Regional Pre-COP Training, 2015 in Entebbe, Uganda.
28 August 2015

Charlie Parker will be presenting at the Third Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance in Durban 8-9 September 2015

Charlie Parker will be presenting Climate Focus' paper on land use finance entitled 'Three Tools to Unlock Finance for Land-Use Mitigation and Adaptation' at the Standing Committee on Finance Durban.
31 July 2015

African Regional Workshop on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, Kigali, Rwanda, 17-19 August, 2015

Adriaan Korthuis will be attending and speaking at the African Regional Workshop on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, in Kigali, Rwanda from 17 – 19 August, 2015 .
31 July 2015

Climate Focus announces free Mogli MRV+ smartphone application to monitor carbon programs data

The Mogli MRV+ smartphone app has been developed by Climate Focus and its partner Tact L3C to facilitate online/offline monitoring, reporting and verifying (MRV) reductions in greenhouse gases.
28 July 2015

Wastewater Treatment Standardized Baseline for Municipal and Sugar Sectors in Uganda

Bamshad Houshyani will be in Uganda 24-28 August 2015 to conduct the final capacity-building workshop for wastewater sector stakeholders and support the Designated National Authority.
28 July 2015

UNFCCC CDM Small-Scale Working Group (SSC WG)

At its 85th meeting, the Executive Board has re-elected Bamshad Houshyani as a member of the small-scale working group of the UNFCCC Executive Board
23 July 2015

Financing Land Use Mitigation: A Practical Guide for Decision-Makers

Charlotte Streck, Charlie Parker, & Alemayehu Zeleke contributed to a new U.S. Dept. of State-funded report that provides guidance to decision-makers seeking to finance sustainable land use activities
13 July 2015

UNFCCC CDM Small-Scale Working Group (SSC WG)

Bamshad Houshyani will be attending the 49th meeting of the SSC WG to be held in Bonn, Germany from September 29 to October 2, 2015.