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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

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.
Enhancing NDCs for food systems - Recommendations for decision-makers
This paper seeks to provide guidance for policymakers to increase ambition in NDCs under the Paris Agreement using the climate change mitigation potential of a transition to sustainable food systems.
Who Owns REDD+? Carbon Markets, Carbon Rights and Entitlements to REDD+ Finance
In this peer-reviewed paper Charlotte Streck discusses the legal context of forest carbon markets and investigates the link between ‘carbon rights’ and various carbon market units.

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

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.
04 September 2020
While many tropical forest countries have strengthened their legal frameworks over the past decade, improvements in law enforcement have lagged behind. Find out more in this Chatham House article.
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.