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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

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.
Implementing zero-deforestation business models in cocoa and palm oil in the Peruvian Amazon
Climate Focus and its partners are implementing a project to develop zero-deforestation business models for the cocoa and palm oil value chains in Ucayali, in the Amazon rainforest in Peru.
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.

Highlighted initiatives

Sinfonía Trópico
Sinfonía Trópico is an initiative that raises awareness for the loss of biodiversity and the risks of deforestation and climate change in Colombia through events that combine art and science.
Zon in de stad - Sun in the city
"Seeing is believing" is the idea behind the Sun in the City initiative that encourages people in Rotterdam 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.

News

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.
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.