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About Climate focus

Climate Focus is a pioneering international advisory company and think tank that provides advice to governments and multilateral organizations, non-governmental and philanthropic organizations, and to companies across the globe. We support our clients with shaping and navigating through international and domestic climate policies, accessing climate finance, and engaging with new climate mechanisms and cooperative approaches.

 

Highlighted publications

2020 NYDF Progress Assessment Report: Balancing forests and development
The 2020 NYDF Progress Assessment report focuses on the complimentary Goals 3 and 4: Reducing deforestation from large-scale infrastructure and extractive industries as well as driven by basic needs.
NDCs Increasingly Becoming a Force for Nature
A new report from WWF has found that countries are increasingly recognising the value of nature-based solutions in their efforts to address the climate crisis.
Article 6 readiness in NDCs and NDC Implementation Plans
This study supports countries and other stakeholders to understand how they can enhance ‘readiness’ for future Article 6 collaboration in their NDCs and NDC implementation plans.

Highlighted projects

Climate Finance Innovators – Linking carbon markets with climate finance in Africa
Climate Finance Innovators develops scalable climate financing models in Ethiopia, Senegal and Uganda and links them with market mechanisms under the Paris Agreement and the Green Climate Fund.
easyJet carbon-neutral initiative
In 2019, easyJet, with Climate Focus as its technical advisor, became the first ‘carbon-neutral’ airline, compensating all its flights-related emissions with carbon credits (8-10MtCO2e per year).
Overcoming barriers for implementing the Beef Zero-Deforestation Agreement in Colombia
With support from TFA, Climate Focus and its partners have developed a pilot project to monitor deforestation and traceability systems in the Meta department in the Orinoquía region of Colombia

Highlighted initiatives

NYDF Progress Assessment
Climate Focus annually leads a network of civil society groups and research institutions in undertaking a progress assessment towards the 10 goals formulated by the New York Declaration of Forests.
The Voluntary Carbon Market Dashboard
The Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) Dashboard is a Climate Focus initiative that provides consolidated data on relevant carbon market metrics, as reported by the leading carbon standards.
Voluntary Carbon Market Global Dialogue
The VCM Global Dialogue provides a platform for host countries’ governments, private sector and civil society representatives in the global south to formulate how to make the VCM work on the ground.

Announcements

30 June 2021
GRO is a multi-stakeholder initiative of leading data providers, think tanks, and restoration experts convening to fill data and information gaps, and increase the impact of existing initiatives such as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the IUCN Restoration Barometer, and Restor.
17 June 2021
Starting next week, Climate Focus, Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID), SouthSouthNorth in Africa, and Transforma embark on four weeks of regional consultations gathering views and perspectives of host countries, project developers and other stakeholders on the supply-side of the voluntary carbon market.

News

02 August 2021
We’ve just released the 2021 half-year update report highlighting the direction of the VCM through our VCM Dashboard, including historical volumes up to H1 2021 and projections for H2 2021.
02 August 2021
The VCM Global Dialogue Initiative puts the supply-side at the center of the conversation on how to shape the voluntary carbon market, balancing the needs of stakeholders.
07 July 2021
Climate Focus has released a new video series on carbon pricing looking specifically at emission trading schemes & carbon taxes, crediting schemes, and internal carbon pricing.
05 July 2021
A new self-paced interactive e-course helps you learn how to best integrate communications into the design of your carbon price.
03 July 2021
A new study supports countries and other stakeholders to understand how they can enhance ‘readiness’ for future Article 6 collaboration in their NDCs and NDC implementation plans.
02 July 2021
A new report published by WWF has found that countries are increasingly recognizing the value of nature-based solutions in their efforts to address the climate crisis.