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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

Report: Company Progress in Engaging Smallholders to Implement Zero-Deforestation Commitments in Cocoa and Palm Oil
Production of agricultural commodities drives 70% percent of tropical deforestation. This report evaluates company actions to engage smallholder suppliers to implement zero-deforestation commitments.
A close look at the quality of REDD+ carbon credits
Companies are increasingly relying on carbon credits to offset greenhouse gas emissions or support climate goals. This paper seeks to provide some initial guidance on the technical features.
The New Climate Focus Cookbook
Due to the coronavirus crisis our daily routines are on halt as we all need to stay at home. We hope this book can help you cook healthy meals, give you inspiration, and a sense of being connected.

Highlighted projects

Identifying drivers for soy and cattle producers to become more sustainable
Climate Focus, on behalf of the Meridian Institute, conducted a study to identify major incentives and drivers for soy and cattle producers to make their operations more sustainable.
PMR Carbon Tax Guide: A Handbook for Policy Makers
In this handbook, Climate Focus and partners provide a practical tool to help policy makers determine whether a carbon tax is the right instrument to achieve their climate change policy goals.
Cocoa smallholder decision-making and supply chain sustainability initiatives in West Africa
Understanding the factors influencing smallholders’ adoption of sustainable practices to reduce cocoa-driven deforestation and promote restoration.

Highlighted initiatives

Zon in de Stad - Sun in the city
"Seeing is believing" is the idea behind the Sun in the City initiative that encourages city dwellers to power their houses and apartments with solar panels.
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.
  Rotterdamse Klimaatoproep – Rotterdam Climate Call for Action
Dozens of Rotterdam-based companies and organisations have joined forces to accelerate the leap to a low carbon economy in Europe’s largest port city.

News

30 March 2020
Climate Focus Director Charlotte Streck wrote on the issue of “forest carbon rights” in a blog post which was published by Ecosystem Marketplace as part of the “Shades of REDD” series.
20 March 2020
Since last week, our team is working from home. The corona crisis gives us ample food for thought on our current situation. We have decided to share our reflections with you on this blog.
20 March 2020
Climate Focus is seeking an organized and motivated person to join our office in Bogotá and take charge of the administrative, accounting, and tax responsibilities of our work in Latin America.
03 March 2020
Climate Focus Director Charlotte Streck will be analyzing the potential conflict of interest between food security and climate protection in a public lecture at Zurich's Kulturpark on 5th March.
07 February 2020
Do carbon taxes really work? What level should the price be set at? These are just some of the questions that will be answered in detail in the E-Course on Carbon Taxation developed by Climate Focus.
27 January 2020
This new paper concludes that better stewardship of land and forests could reverse emissions in 30 tropical countries, with natural climate solutions working best to achieve Paris climate targets.