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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

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.
Supporting Smallholder Farmers for a Sustainable Cocoa Sector
This report examines the effectiveness of company programs in the cocoa industry in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana while identifying relevant factors for farmers to shift towards more sustainable practices.

Highlighted projects

Considering Food Systems in Nationally Determined Contributions
Climate Focus, on behalf of WWF, is developing guidance for governments on how to enhance food systems and leverage their associated mitigation and adaptation opportunities under the Paris Agreement.
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.
Barriers and opportunities in implementing zero-deforestation commitments in Colombia
Climate Focus, in partnership with Solidaridad, is supporting Colombian companies in implementing zero-deforestation strategies to their operations in palm oil, cocoa, beef and dairy supply chains.

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

13 August 2020
Join biodiversity experts, scientists, policymakers, journalists, activists, private sector and Indigenous groups at the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference on 28-29 October 2020.
21 June 2020
Climate Focus is among more than 250 Dutch companies calling for a green recovery to get the economy out of the corona crisis.
08 May 2020
The PID Amazonia team, working with Sinfonía Trópico, carried out a series of artistic and scientific processes in Mitú, Colombia in collaboration with young leaders from local populations.
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.
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.