Developing ideas, implementing action

NewClimate Institute for Climate Policy and Global Sustainability generates ideas on climate change and drives their implementation. We raise ambition for action against climate change and support sustainable development through research, policy design and knowledge sharing.

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Climate negotiations

NewClimate Institute conducts research and analysis to support the international climate negotiations, including options for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Climate finance

NewClimate Institute analyses climate finance flows and develops policies and instruments to maximise the impact of finance on the ground.

Tracking climate action

NewClimate Institute tracks, evaluates and compares climate change mitigation actions from a wide range of national, subnational, corporate and civil society stakeholders.

Carbon market mechanisms

NewClimate Institute evaluates and designs domestic and international market mechanisms, with the mission to support the successful transition from existing to emerging mechanisms.

Climate and development

NewClimate Institute supports the design and implementation of stakeholder-driven initiatives that contribute to the goal of a sustainable world with net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Sustainable energy

NewClimate Institute supports countries to design, evaluate and implement sustainable energy policies and measures that drive sector transformations and the transition to sustainable low-carbon energy systems.

The latest from NewClimate Institute

Publications

Ten key short-term sectoral benchmarks to limit warming to 1.5°C Dec 2017 - This article identifies and quantifies the 10 most important benchmarks for climate action to be taken by 2020 – 2025 to keep the window open for a 1.5°C-consistent GHG emission pathway.
The Climate Change Performance Index 2018 Nov 2017 - Developed by NewClimate Institute and Germanwatch, the index ties in with the global Climate Change Performance Index by Germanwatch, a rating of the 58 largest emitters of GHG emissions globally that has been published annually since 2006.
Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions: Viet Nam Country Report Nov 2017 - The study analyses the country background, emissions trends, ongoing activities and barriers relating to the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Viet Nam under the UNFCCC. A special emphasis is laid on further mitigation potentials. Fields of mitigation assessed are efficiency, the setting of right incentives for the upscaled deployment of renewables and emissions reductions in the transport sector. The planned increase in coal use – contrary to mitigation ambition in other fields – is assessed in relevance and perspective.
Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions: Indonesia Country Report Nov 2017 - The study analyses the country background, emissions trends, ongoing activities and barriers relating to the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Indonesia under the UNFCCC. A special emphasis is laid on further mitigation potentials. Fields of mitigation assessed are land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) governance and monitoring as well as electricity demand and generation. A chapter is dedicated to the ongoing and planned increase in coal use – contrary to mitigation ambition in other fields – including an analysis of the economic role and local impacts of coal.
NDC Update Report – The long and steep climb towards a 1.5 °C world (Nov 2017) Nov 2017 - This report critically analyses perceptions on the NDC implementation progress among national and sector experts involved in NDC processes in emerging and developing countries. Questions addressed in the report include: How confident are we on progress towards NDC implementation?, How easy is it to mobilise the actions needed to achieve the NDC target?, What does it take to make a convincing case for the actions needed to achieve NDC targets?, What has been happening this year to support NDC implementation? and, Where do we go from here?

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Turnaround of global GHG emission trends on the horizon – regardless of Pres. Trump

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