News

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.
03 July 2021

[New Publication] Article 6 readiness in NDCs and NDC Implementation Plans

A new study supports countries and other stakeholders to understand how they can enhance ‘readiness’ for future Article 6 collaboration in their NDCs and NDC implementation plans.
02 July 2021

[New Publication] NDCs Increasingly Becoming a Force for Nature

A new report published by WWF has found that countries are increasingly recognizing the value of nature-based solutions in their efforts to address the climate crisis.
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.
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.
30 April 2021

[New Publication] Unlocking Smallholder Finance for Sustainable Agriculture In Southeast Asia

This new report presents the business case for smallholders in Southeast Asia to transition to sustainable farming practices and offers recommendations.
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.
31 March 2021

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.
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.
01 November 2020

Shades of REDD+: We have to talk about leakage

In part 10 of the “Shades of REDD+“ series, Charlotte Streck discusses leakage – one of the most controversial and (maybe?) misunderstood issues around REDD+ implementation.
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.
19 March 2018

The West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance hold first workshop in Senegal

The West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance has held its first workshop in Saly, Senegal. Climate Focus supports the Alliance as a technical partner and steering committee member.
12 March 2018

Finance options and instruments for eco-based adaptation

Climate Focus shared insights into the application of EbA-relevant finance sources and instruments during a recent webinar organized by GIZ.
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”).
25 January 2018

Zero-deforestation Commodity Supply Chains by 2020: Are We on Track?

Climate Focus is pleased to announce the release of this new report prepared for the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit (ISU).
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.