News

15 September 2021

[Blog] The VCM as a catalyst of climate action beyond public action by governments

We discuss the role of project developers and how the recent wave of corporate climate commitments has changed the voluntary carbon market.
25 August 2021

[Blog] Corporates and governments would benefit significantly from joining forces in voluntary carbon markets

In the effort to halt global heating, large global corporates and developing country governments should join forces to stop deforestation and build resilient economies.
20 August 2021

[Blog] Governments can exploit the untapped potential of the VCM to scale-up emission reductions

The Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) represents a great opportunity to mobilize significant investments in climate action in developing countries.
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.
02 August 2021

[Blog] Balancing the Needs of Stakeholders for a Successful Voluntary Carbon Market

The VCM Global Dialogue Initiative puts the supply-side at the center of the conversation on how to shape the voluntary carbon market, balancing the needs of stakeholders.
07 July 2021

[Video Series] A Series on Carbon Pricing Including: Emission Trading Schemes & Carbon Taxes, Crediting Schemes, and Internal Carbon Pricing

Climate Focus has released a new video series on carbon pricing looking specifically at emission trading schemes & carbon taxes, crediting schemes, and internal carbon pricing.
05 July 2021

[E-Course] Communicating Carbon Pricing

A new self-paced interactive e-course helps you learn how to best integrate communications into the design of your carbon price.
17 June 2021

Voluntary Carbon Market Global Dialogue Regional Consultations

The VCM Global Dialogue organizes a series of regional dialogue sessions on how the voluntary carbon market can drive mitigation activities that support national climate plans and local priorities.
25 May 2021

[New Publication] 2021 Edition of the Annual State and Trends of Carbon Pricing

The 2021 edition of the annual State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report was launched at Innovate4Climate today.
21 May 2021

[New Publication] NDC Conditionality and Article 6: An Analysis of African Countries’ Updated NDCs

A lack of conceptual clarity opens space for different applications in NDCs. This study proposes a first typology for the link between NDC conditionality and Article 6 carbon markets.
26 April 2021

Claims + Credibility: Embracing Diversification to Scale Carbon Markets

Climate Focus Co-Founder and Director Charlotte Streck and Head of Environmental Markets at Gold Standard Hugh Salway discuss the role a voluntary carbon market can play in lowering GHG emissions.
09 April 2021

Shades of REDD+: The Risk of Diverting Carbon Finance from Nature to Technological Carbon Removals

Increasingly, engineered carbon removal technologies are pitched against nature-based solutions to tackle the climate crisis—particularly in the voluntary carbon markets.
03 March 2021

Launch of the Voluntary Carbon Market Dashboard

Climate Focus is launching the Voluntary Carbon Market Dashboard - a new tool that provides corporates, investors and project developers with consolidated data on relevant carbon market metrics.
01 March 2021

Amsterdam / Rotterdam Opening: Climate Policy and Finance Traineeship

Climate Focus is seeking for a climate policy and finance trainee to join its team in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. Master students and graduates of relevant degrees are encouraged to apply.
25 January 2021

Climate Focus to develop 2021 edition of State and Trends of Carbon Pricing

The World Bank selected Climate Focus to co-develop the 2021 edition of its flagship carbon pricing publication, State and Trends of Carbon Pricing, the go-to source of information on carbon markets.
08 September 2020

West African Alliance on Carbon Market and Climate Finance aims for carbon neutrality by offsetting real costs of travel emissions

The Alliance adopted an ambitious approach to compensate for the ecological and social impact of its travel emissions, aiming at carbon neutrality and offsetting the real costs of flight emissions.
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.
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.
07 February 2020

E-Course on Carbon Taxation

Do carbon taxes really work? What level should the price be set at? These are just some of the questions that will be answered in detail in the E-Course on Carbon Taxation developed by Climate Focus.
20 November 2019

Climate Focus advises easyJet on its strategy of becoming carbon-neutral

Climate Focus is the technical adviser to the airline, which has announced to offset carbon emissions from the fuel on all of its flights as part of its carbon neutrality initiative.
01 November 2019

Tipping the balance: How to gain support for ambitious carbon prices

Climate Focus seminar on ‘Tipping the balance: How to gain (and maintain) support for ambitious carbon prices’ at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin.
23 July 2019

Op-Ed: A weak carbon price is worse than no carbon price

The time for timidity has passed; politicians must dare to make polluters pay as part of a vision for a healthier future, writes Climate Focus' Darragh Conway in an Op-Ed for Climate Home News.