News

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.
20 March 2020

Management and Accounting Assistant: Bogotá office

Climate Focus is seeking an organized and motivated person to join our office in Bogotá and take charge of the administrative, accounting, and tax responsibilities of our work in Latin America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
06 February 2019

Webinar with Lead Authors of Guide to Communicating Carbon Pricing

Watch the recording of the webinar with lead authors of the Guide to Communicating Carbon Pricing, George Marshall and Darragh Conway, presenting key findings and answering questions.
22 December 2018

Guide to Communicating Carbon Pricing

Join a webinar with the lead authors of the Guide to Communicating Carbon Pricing to discuss their findings on 29 January 2019.
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.