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About Climate focus

Climate Focus is a pioneering international advisory company and think tank that provides advice to governments and multilateral organizations, non-governmental and philanthropic organizations, and to companies across the globe. We support our clients with shaping and navigating through international and domestic climate policies, accessing climate finance, and engaging with new climate mechanisms and cooperative approaches.

 

Highlighted publications

Untapped Opportunities for Climate Action: An Assessment of Food Systems in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
Together with Solidaridad and The Global Alliance for the Future of Food, Climate Focus has assessed how 14 countries have incorporated food systems in their Nationally Determined Contributions.
Sink or swim: How indigenous and community lands can make or break nationally determined contributions
This report analyzes the contribution that IPLCs make in reducing carbon emissions in forested areas in four countries: Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Mexico.
Progress toward Ethical, Deforestation and Conversion-free Supply Chains: an assessment of German companies
Climate Focus and WWF Germany take stock of the policies and actions implemented by major German companies to move towards ethical supply chains.

Highlighted projects

easyJet carbon-neutral initiative
In 2019, easyJet, with Climate Focus as its technical advisor, became the first ‘carbon-neutral’ airline, compensating all its flights-related emissions with carbon credits (8-10MtCO2e per year).
Overcoming barriers for implementing the Beef Zero-Deforestation Agreement in Colombia
With support from TFA, Climate Focus and its partners have developed a pilot project to monitor deforestation and traceability systems in the Meta department in the Orinoquía region of Colombia
Untapped Opportunities for Climate Action: An Assessment of Food Systems in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
Food systems not only contribute to and are significantly affected by climate change, but they are also a crucial part of the solutions urgently needed to keep global warming below 1.5°C by 2050.

Highlighted initiatives

NYDF Progress Assessment
Climate Focus annually leads a network of civil society groups and research institutions in undertaking a progress assessment towards the 10 goals formulated by the New York Declaration of Forests.
The Voluntary Carbon Market Dashboard
The Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) Dashboard is a Climate Focus initiative that provides consolidated data on relevant carbon market metrics, as reported by the leading carbon standards.
Voluntary Carbon Market Global Dialogue
The VCM Global Dialogue provides a platform for host countries’ governments, private sector and civil society representatives in the global south to formulate how to make the VCM work on the ground.

Announcements

03 May 2022
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News

05 May 2022
There is an urgent need to identify financing strategies for nature-positive investment opportunities.
29 April 2022
Climate Focus and WWF Germany take stock of the policies and actions implemented by major German companies to move towards ethical supply chains.
18 April 2022
Carbon credits generated by special rules for high-forest low-deforestation (HFLD) scenarios cannot generate interchangeable compliance instruments without threatening to undermine carbon market integ
22 March 2022
Changing the way we produce and consume food could cut at least one-fifth of the emissions needed to avoid catastrophic climate change.
22 March 2022
Two years since Covid-19 and we still do not think of forests and public health together. Georg Hahn discusses deforestation, pandemics, and public health in this International Day of Forests blog.
07 February 2022
A primer on the voluntary carbon market sheds light on the workings of a unique marketplace.