News

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.
24 October 2017

NEW RESEARCH: How Improved Land Use Can Contribute to the 1.5°C Goal of the Paris Agreement

Climate Focus is pleased to announce the release of a new report which presents a roadmap of action for the land sector to meet its necessary contribution to the Paris Agreement.
24 October 2017

JUST RELEASED: Progress on the New York Declaration on Forests – Finance for Forests Goals 8 and 9 Assessment Report

Climate Focus, on behalf of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) Assessment Partners, is pleased to announce the release of the third annual NYDF Progress Assessment.
26 September 2017

Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020 launched by the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

We are delighted to announce that this report is now available. Published to coincide with Climate Week NYC 2017, the report proposes a set of priorities to address commodity-driven deforestation.
21 September 2017

Catalyzing sustainable cocoa

Climate Focus continues to work on sustainable cocoa, focusing on identifying the incentives required for smallholder cocoa farmers to produce forest and climate-smart cocoa.
21 September 2017

Climate Focus supports the governments of Colombia and Peru regarding Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Climate Focus is supporting the governments of Colombia and Peru by facilitating informed decisions that can guide their strategy for REDD+ transactions regarding Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
03 August 2017

Interview with Juan Pablo Castro Platform of Information and Dialogue for the Colombian Amazon

Interview with Juan Pablo Castro on the Platform of Information and Dialogue for the Colombian Amazon.
29 June 2017

Website supporting the Platform for Information and Dialogue in the Colombian Amazon (PID) is officially launched

We proudly announce the official launch of the website that supports our Platform for Information and Dialogue in the Colombian Amazon (PID).
22 May 2017

Climate Focus announces release of publication "Eliminating Deforestation from the Cocoa Supply Chain"

Climate Focus, in collaboration with its partners, is pleased to announce the release of this new publication which examines and analyzes the cocoa supply chain and its associated deforestation.
13 March 2017

Policy brief on Harnessing the Potential of Private Sector Engagement in Productive Forests for Green Growth

Climate Focus is pleased to announce the publication of their most recent policy brief, written for the World Bank in collaboration with UNIQUE.
13 February 2017

Third edition of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) Progress Assessment report to be released early November 2017

Climate Focus and NYDF Assessment Partners are currently working on the third edition of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) Progress Assessment Report to be released in early November 2017.
31 January 2017

Climate Focus COP 22 Briefing Note

This recently published Climate Focus briefing note on COP 22 in Marrakech provides a brief overview of developments in the areas of mitigation, finance and market mechanisms and REDD+.