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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.
15 January 2020

COP-25 Madrid: A meeting of frustrated expectations

COP-25 was tasked to finalize the rules of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. However, despite a two-day delay in closing the conference, delegates failed to deliver on most of the pending issues.
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.
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.
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).
05 March 2018

Climate Focus joins the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC)

Climate Focus has joined the CPLC, demonstrating its commitment to advancing carbon pricing globally and, as a coalition partner, brings a wealth of carbon pricing experience to the coalition.
08 February 2018

Gold Standard for Global Goals transition rules update

From 1 March 2018 onwards, all registered Gold Standard activities are required to transition to the new Gold Standard for Global Goals (“GS4GG”).
22 January 2018

Climate Focus prepares Guide to Communicating Carbon Pricing

Climate Focus, together with its partners – Climate Outreach, public relations firm Fenton, and the University of New Brunswick – are preparing a guide on how to communicate carbon pricing.
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.
02 January 2018

Climate Finance for Clean and Efficient Cookstoves

Climate Focus is pleased to announce the publication of an article on Climate Finance for Clean and Efficient Cookstoves in Boiling Point, a practitioner’s journal for household energy and stoves.
21 September 2017

Release of the Gold Standard for Global Goals

Climate Focus has carried out an extensive review of the Gold Standard's new standard, the 'Gold Standard for the Global Goals' ("GS4GG"), regarding new requirements for all Gold Standard projects.
25 April 2017

Ugandan wastewater treatment Standardised Baseline approved by UNFCCC

Two wastewater Standardized Baselines (SBLs) have been approved by the UNFCCC, setting nationwide baseline thresholds for methane recovery from two wastewater treatment sectors in Uganda.
20 April 2017

Grid emission factor for West African Power Pool (WAPP) approved by the UNFCCC

The West African Power Pool (WAPP) grid emission factor Standardized Baseline (SBL), designed to boost the development of carbon mitigation projects in West Africa, has been approved by the UNFCCC.