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.

Our objectives

NewClimate Institute supports research and implementation of action against climate change around the globe. We generate and share knowledge on international climate negotiations, tracking climate action, climate and development, climate finance and carbon market mechanisms. We connect up-to-date research with the real world decision making processes, making it possible to increase ambition in acting against climate change and contribute to finding sustainable and equitable solutions.

Our flagship projects such as the Climate Action Tracker and Ambition to Action are internationally recognised and followed. These and other projects put us at the forefront of the climate change forum, where we seek to achieve maximum impact for the international climate change mitigation effort.

Our experts

Our team has extensive experience in the areas of international climate policy and development. This expertise covers a broad range of areas from sector-specific in-depth insights to high level climate policies. We work closely with other think tanks and research institutes and several team members are associated with universities alongside their work at NewClimate Institute.


NewClimate Institute is a limited liability non-profit company (gGmbH). It was founded in November 2014, and is managed by six partners, who are its only shareholders. NewClimate Institute has offices in Cologne, Germany and Berlin, Germany.

Our approach

We are committed to delivering high quality results and workable solutions to the public and decision makers. We apply research-oriented, robust approaches, responding to on-the-ground realities. We seek to enhance and foster knowledge sharing and exchange with other institutions and individuals around the globe.


NewClimate Institute offers a stimulating and engaging environment in which to develop your career and expertise in climate change and development policy. We are interested to hear from like-minded people who share our vision.