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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

Taking stock of national climate action for forests: Goal 7 Progress Report
The 2021 NYDF Assessment report focuses on Goal 7 of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF).
VCM Global Dialogue Vision and Action Agenda
The voluntary carbon market can play an important role in facilitating the transition towards a sustainable future.
Achieving a 1.5°c future requires a food systems approach
We won’t have a shot at achieving a 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement if we don’t rapidly reduce emissions from food systems.

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

22 November 2021
Climate Focus is seeking a post-graduate land use intern to join our office in Washington, D.C. as a full-time trainee for 6 months. The target start date would be May 2022, or as early as March 2022 depending on the availability of the right candidate. Applications due by January 10, 2022.
07 October 2021
View current job vacancies within Climate Focus.

News

09 November 2021
We won’t have a shot at achieving a 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement if we don’t rapidly reduce emissions from food systems.
09 November 2021
A new report by WWF and Climate Focus has found that countries are increasingly recognizing the value of nature-based solutions (NbS) in their efforts to address the climate crisis.
27 October 2021
Governments can use voluntary carbon markets to tap into additional greenhouse gas mitigation. The VCM Vision & Action Agenda launched today with key recommendations from a halfyear of consultations.
26 October 2021
Climate Focus has a new vacancy for a graphic designer with a 15 November 2021 application deadline.
20 October 2021
Climate Focus is looking to fill 6 new job vacancies across our offices.
12 October 2021
The 2021 NYDF Assessment report focuses on Goal 7 of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF).