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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.
Article 6 Piloting: State of Play and Stakeholder Experiences
This report is the 3rd edition of a series that started in 2019. It provides an updated overview of all aspects related to piloting and operationalisation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement .
Promoting sustainable oil palm production by independent smallholders in Indonesia: Perspectives from non-state actors
For this briefing paper Climate Focus and Meridian conducted desk research and interviews on the biggest challenges independent small-holders face when producing forest-friendly palm oil.

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

PID Amazonía
The Platform for Information and Dialogue in the Colombian Amazon was launched by Climate Focus, together with Red Caquetá Paz, CINDAP, Fundacion Natura and Akorde to promote forest conservation.
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 West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance
The West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance was launched to promote sub-regional cooperation and build institutional capacity for long-term engagement under the Paris Agreement.

News

01 March 2021
Climate Focus is seeking for a climate policy and finance trainee to join its team in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. Master students and graduates of relevant degrees are encouraged to apply.
25 January 2021
The World Bank selected Climate Focus to co-develop the 2021 edition of its flagship carbon pricing publication, State and Trends of Carbon Pricing, the go-to source of information on carbon markets.
01 November 2020
In part 10 of the “Shades of REDD+“ series, Charlotte Streck discusses leakage – one of the most controversial and (maybe?) misunderstood issues around REDD+ implementation.
28 October 2020
Climate Focus is co-hosting a session at this year's GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference in which a panel of experts will discuss some of the key findings of the 2020 NYDF Progress Assessment.
04 October 2020
Climate Focus Co-Director Charlotte Streck will be on the “Tech vs. Nature: The Carbon Neutrality Paradigm” panel at the Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Week from 19-22 October 2020.
08 September 2020
The Alliance adopted an ambitious approach to compensate for the ecological and social impact of its travel emissions, aiming at carbon neutrality and offsetting the real costs of flight emissions.