News

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.
20 March 2020

Management and Accounting Assistant: Bogotá office

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.
10 March 2020

Communications Internship: DC Office

Climate Focus is seeking a communications intern join our office in Washington, D.C. in May or June 2020. Current graduate students or recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
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.
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.
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.
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.
29 November 2018

NYDF Progress Assessment: Lax legal systems, violations of indigenous land rights, and corruption continue to fuel climate change

The 4th edition of the NYDF Progress Assessment, focusing on forest governance, rule of law, and empowerment of indigenous peoples, reveals that crime counteracts commitments to end deforestation.
02 October 2018

Cool Food Pledge launched at California Climate Action Summit

An alliance of forward-looking companies and hospitals, which serve 60 million meals annually, committed to reducing their food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030.
21 September 2018

New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) Progress Assessment: Deforestation remains at record highs

New global assessment finds political will and company pledges are insufficient to curb tropical deforestation; deforestation remains at record highs.
30 July 2018

IUCN and Climate Focus bring new level of detail to forest landscape restoration in NDCs

Climate Focus is pleased to announce new analysis prepared with IUCN on increasing ambition and action on NDCs through forest landscape restoration (FLR).
08 March 2018

Platform for Information and Dialogue in the Colombian Amazon (PID) update

On 27 February, the Platform for Information and Dialogue of the Colombian Amazon held its 15th multi-stakeholder meeting in Florencia, Caquetá.
30 January 2018

Charlotte Streck contributed to article on "The Role of supply-chain initiatives in reducing deforestation" for the January 2018 issue of nature climate change

This article reviews current supply-chain initiatives, their effectiveness, and the challenges they face, and goes on to identify knowledge gaps for complementary public–private policies.
25 January 2018

Zero-deforestation Commodity Supply Chains by 2020: Are We on Track?

Climate Focus is pleased to announce the release of this new report prepared for the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit (ISU).
22 January 2018

COP23 - Fiji/Bonn - Progress in two zones

Climate Focus is pleased to announce the publication of its latest brief summarising the main outcomes of COP23.
12 December 2017

STATEMENT: Call for action on finance for forests

Climate Focus and partners are calling on the One Planet Summit to publicly elevate the importance of forests as a climate solution and agree on a concrete plan. Join us in spreading this message.
14 November 2017

Charlotte Streck co-authors new report "Options for Enhancing REDD+ Collaboration in the Context of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

We are pleased to announce that Charlotte Streck has co-authored this new report that seeks to stimulate cooperative action around REDD+ among countries in the context of the Paris Agreement.
24 October 2017

NEW REPORT: Taking a Bite out of Climate Change: Why we should stop eating too much beef

Climate Focus is pleased to release a new publication which explores the many reasons to reduce the consumption of beef – one of the key commodities driving deforestation.