News

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.
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.
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.
22 April 2021

Shades of REDD+: Creating a Bigger Tent for REDD+ Success

Climate Focus Co-Founder and Director Charlotte Streck shares lessons that look for ways to successfully reduce deforestation and address climate change.
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 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.
28 October 2020

Preview key findings of 2020 NYDF Assessment at the GLF Biodiversity Conference

Climate Focus is co-hosting a session at this year's GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference in which a panel of experts will discuss some of the key findings of the 2020 NYDF Progress Assessment.
04 October 2020

Start Up Energy Transition Week 2020

Climate Focus Co-Director Charlotte Streck will be on the “Tech vs. Nature: The Carbon Neutrality Paradigm” panel at the Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Week from 19-22 October 2020.
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.
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.