News

12 October 2021

[New Publication] Taking stock of national climate action for forests: Goal 7 Progress Report

The 2021 NYDF Assessment report focuses on Goal 7 of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF).
11 October 2021

[Blog] Shifting finance towards sustainable land use: redirecting financial markets

Thiago Chagas and Danick Trouwloon discuss three key opportunities for governments to recalibrate financial regulations.
11 October 2021

[Blog] Towards a greener, fairer and more productive land use sector in Colombia

Manuelita Montaño discusses the challenging reality of Colombia's land use sector, the opportunities for a rural green growth, and tapping into the potential to shift public finance.
11 October 2021

[Case Study] Shifting finance towards sustainable land use: A case study for Colombia

A new, collaborative set of publications seeks to support governments in their efforts to reorient finance flowing to the land sector.
06 October 2021

[New Publication] Policy Brief: Leveraging public procurement to promote sustainable diets in the European Union

Putting sustainable food procurement policies into practice across the European Union and its Member States has the potential to tackle environmental and health challenges…
06 October 2021

VCM Global Dialogue publishes five discussion papers with supply-side perspectives on the voluntary carbon market

The VCM Global Dialogue has now published five discussion papers that identify how voluntary carbon markets can drive mitigation activities that support national climate plans + more.
24 September 2021

[New Publication] Shifting finance towards sustainable land use

Globally, agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) drive about one-quarter of annual greenhouse gas emissions.
22 September 2021

[Blog] Ambitious carbon pricing and a just transition should go hand in hand

The latest report of the IPCC is clear: the window of opportunity to reverse global warming is shrinking. Our economies must go through profound transformations at increasing speed and scale...
25 August 2021

[Blog] Corporates and governments would benefit significantly from joining forces in voluntary carbon markets

In the effort to halt global heating, large global corporates and developing country governments should join forces to stop deforestation and build resilient economies.
20 August 2021

[Blog] Governments can exploit the untapped potential of the VCM to scale-up emission reductions

The Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) represents a great opportunity to mobilize significant investments in climate action in developing countries.
02 August 2021

[Report] Voluntary Carbon Market Dashboard H1 2021 Update

We’ve just released the 2021 half-year update report highlighting the direction of the VCM through our VCM Dashboard, including historical volumes up to H1 2021 and projections for H2 2021.
02 August 2021

[Blog] Balancing the Needs of Stakeholders for a Successful Voluntary Carbon Market

The VCM Global Dialogue Initiative puts the supply-side at the center of the conversation on how to shape the voluntary carbon market, balancing the needs of stakeholders.
07 July 2021

[Video Series] A Series on Carbon Pricing Including: Emission Trading Schemes & Carbon Taxes, Crediting Schemes, and Internal Carbon Pricing

Climate Focus has released a new video series on carbon pricing looking specifically at emission trading schemes & carbon taxes, crediting schemes, and internal carbon pricing.
03 July 2021

[New Publication] Article 6 readiness in NDCs and NDC Implementation Plans

A new study supports countries and other stakeholders to understand how they can enhance ‘readiness’ for future Article 6 collaboration in their NDCs and NDC implementation plans.
02 July 2021

[New Publication] NDCs Increasingly Becoming a Force for Nature

A new report published by WWF has found that countries are increasingly recognizing the value of nature-based solutions in their efforts to address the climate crisis.
17 June 2021

Voluntary Carbon Market Global Dialogue Regional Consultations

The VCM Global Dialogue organizes a series of regional dialogue sessions on how the voluntary carbon market can drive mitigation activities that support national climate plans and local priorities.
21 May 2021

[New Publication] NDC Conditionality and Article 6: An Analysis of African Countries’ Updated NDCs

A lack of conceptual clarity opens space for different applications in NDCs. This study proposes a first typology for the link between NDC conditionality and Article 6 carbon markets.
30 April 2021

[New Publication] Unlocking Smallholder Finance for Sustainable Agriculture In Southeast Asia

This new report presents the business case for smallholders in Southeast Asia to transition to sustainable farming practices and offers recommendations.
09 April 2021

Shades of REDD+: The Risk of Diverting Carbon Finance from Nature to Technological Carbon Removals

Increasingly, engineered carbon removal technologies are pitched against nature-based solutions to tackle the climate crisis—particularly in the voluntary carbon markets.
31 March 2021

Traineeship: Bogota Office

Climate Focus is seeking trainees on an ongoing basis to join its team in Bogota. Recent postgraduates and advanced postgraduate students are both encouraged to apply.
01 March 2021

Amsterdam / Rotterdam Opening: Climate Policy and Finance Traineeship

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.
01 November 2020

Shades of REDD+: We have to talk about leakage

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.