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08 September 2020

West African Alliance on Carbon Market and Climate Finance aims for carbon neutrality by offsetting real costs of travel emissions

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

The Challenges of Forest Law Enforcement

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

GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World - One Health

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 among Dutch businesses to endorse sustainability in Covid-19 recovery

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

PID Amazonia and Sinfonía Trópico collaborate to protect the Amazon Forest

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

The right to carbon, the right to land, the right to decide

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

Read our new quarantine blog: Food for thought

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

Public lecture: food security and climate change

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

E-Course on Carbon Taxation

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

Harnessing the Power of Nature – How Tropical Countries Can Meet Climate Goals by 2030

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.
23 January 2020

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.
22 January 2020

BBC Radio 4 launches monthly series on forests with Charlotte Streck

BBC Radio 4 is launching a monthly series on forests – over the course of the year Climate Focus co-founder and director Charlotte Streck will analyze different aspects.
15 January 2020

COP-25 Madrid: A meeting of frustrated expectations

COP-25 was tasked to finalize the rules of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. However, despite a two-day delay in closing the conference, delegates failed to deliver on most of the pending issues.
20 November 2019

Climate Focus advises easyJet on its strategy of becoming carbon-neutral

Climate Focus is the technical adviser to the airline, which has announced to offset carbon emissions from the fuel on all of its flights as part of its carbon neutrality initiative.
01 November 2019

Tipping the balance: How to gain support for ambitious carbon prices

Climate Focus seminar on ‘Tipping the balance: How to gain (and maintain) support for ambitious carbon prices’ at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin.
13 September 2019

NYDF Five-Year Progress Assessment: Despite high ambitions, we are failing our forests.

Global progress on reducing deforestation and restoring natural forests has not kept pace with the scale of commitments and the need for climate mitigation.
12 September 2019

AFi Call to action: The time for ethical supply chains is now

Leading NGOs call on companies to follow the Accountability Framework to end ecosystem destruction and human rights violations in the production and trade of beef, palm oil, pulp, timber and soy.
14 August 2019

Op-Ed: Dissolving the conflict between food production and climate protection

Food production and climate protection are indispensable livelihoods and non-negotiable, we must reconcile both. An Op-Ed by Climate Focus Director Charlotte Streck for Swiss newspaper of record NZZ.
07 August 2019

Sun in the City and the Solar Hub

As part of the "Sun in the City" initiative a new a mobile pavilion with solar panels provides free energy to passersby in Rotterdam who need to charge their phones or plug in their laptops.
23 July 2019

Op-Ed: A weak carbon price is worse than no carbon price

The time for timidity has passed; politicians must dare to make polluters pay as part of a vision for a healthier future, writes Climate Focus' Darragh Conway in an Op-Ed for Climate Home News.
19 July 2019

Reducing the climate impact of travel: Climate Focus travel policy

Travel more wisely, pick a train and clean up air travel emissions: Climate Focus is committing to minimising the impacts of our travel. And we seek to mobilise our partners and clients to join us.
28 May 2019

New research identifies drivers for soy and cattle producers to become more sustainable

Corporate supply chain commitments are insufficiently addressing producer barriers to sustainable production in the beef and soy sectors in Brazil and the beef and dairy sector in Colombia.