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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.
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.
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.
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.
30 January 2018
Charlotte Streck contributed to article on "The Role of supply-chain initiatives in reducing deforestation" for the January 2018 issue of nature climate change
This article reviews current supply-chain initiatives, their effectiveness, and the challenges they face, and goes on to identify knowledge gaps for complementary public–private policies.
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.
12 December 2017
STATEMENT: Call for action on finance for forests
Climate Focus and partners are calling on the One Planet Summit to publicly elevate the importance of forests as a climate solution and agree on a concrete plan. Join us in spreading this message.
14 November 2017
Charlotte Streck co-authors new report "Options for Enhancing REDD+ Collaboration in the Context of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
We are pleased to announce that Charlotte Streck has co-authored this new report that seeks to stimulate cooperative action around REDD+ among countries in the context of the Paris Agreement.
24 October 2017
NEW REPORT: Taking a Bite out of Climate Change: Why we should stop eating too much beef
Climate Focus is pleased to release a new publication which explores the many reasons to reduce the consumption of beef – one of the key commodities driving deforestation.
24 October 2017
NEW RESEARCH: How Improved Land Use Can Contribute to the 1.5°C Goal of the Paris Agreement
Climate Focus is pleased to announce the release of a new report which presents a roadmap of action for the land sector to meet its necessary contribution to the Paris Agreement.
24 October 2017
JUST RELEASED: Progress on the New York Declaration on Forests – Finance for Forests Goals 8 and 9 Assessment Report
Climate Focus, on behalf of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) Assessment Partners, is pleased to announce the release of the third annual NYDF Progress Assessment.
26 September 2017
Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020 launched by the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020
We are delighted to announce that this report is now available. Published to coincide with Climate Week NYC 2017, the report proposes a set of priorities to address commodity-driven deforestation.
21 September 2017
Catalyzing sustainable cocoa
Climate Focus continues to work on sustainable cocoa, focusing on identifying the incentives required for smallholder cocoa farmers to produce forest and climate-smart cocoa.