Aki Kachi analyses trends and best practice in sustainable finance at NewClimate Institute currently with a focus on how the finance sector interacts with energy and land use systems. With more than a decade of experience in the climate policy field, Aki has contributed to and led a number of projects at the UNFCCC, EU, national and local levels. Particular areas of expertise include Paris-aligned investment decision making, MDB reform, climate finance mobilisation, climate risk analysis, carbon pricing, and carbon market mechanisms.

Aki has a background in international economics, natural resource management and political economy from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Utah, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques “Sciences Po” Rennes, and the Freie Universität Berlin.

Making finance consistent with climate goals?
Publication date 16 Nov 2022

Climate has arrived on the financial world’s agenda – ambition is still a question Climate change has clearly arrived on the financial...

Aligning Policy-Based Finance with the Paris Agreement
Publication date 27 Oct 2022

Various public development banks provide unearmarked loans to countries in exchange for policy and institutional reforms through what...

Climate Audit of German Foreign Policy
Publication date 06 Oct 2022

The “traffic light” government that came to power at the end of 2021 set out to realign Germany’s approach to climate diplomacy, make...

Evaluating corporate target setting in the Netherlands
Publication date 05 Jul 2022

An assessment of the climate action plans of 29 Dutch companies and financial institutions In this publication, we scrutinise the...

Paris alignment of gas?
Publication date 20 Oct 2021

Financial institutions' current investments in gas reflect an underestimation of climate risks, including the extent to which gas value...

Climate Audit of German and EU Foreign Diplomacy

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and despite rhetoric of building back better, the world is currently on track towards 2.7°C of...

Increasing transparency and integrity of corporate climate pledges

NewClimate Institute is partnering with Carbon Market Watch to address key gaps in the evolving landscape of corporate climate pledges...

Operationalization Framework on Aligning with the Paris Agreement

In 2017, the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) together with the group of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) made a...

Understanding Climate Neutrality and Net Zero Targets

A growing number of countries and companies are setting climate neutrality or “net-zero” targets. Although the apparent growth in...

Informing EU policy options for tackling aviation’s climate impact

A global scheme to regulate the climate impact from international aviation – the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for...

COP27: Aligning financial institutions’ strategies and operations with the Paris Agreement objectives
Venue COP27, IDFC Pavilion and Online
Date 16 Nov 2022
Start time 04:00 pm

Details to be announced. Event start at 16h00 local time / 15h00 CET.

COP27: Ready for the next crisis? How MDBs can support the transition to a low-carbon, resilient economy by aligning with the Paris Agreement (shareholder and CSO perspectives)
Venue COP27, EU Online Pavilion
Date 16 Nov 2022
Start time 12:30 pm

The event provides an overview of the state of play and remaining challenges of the multilateral development banks’ (MDBs’) Paris...

COP27: Transitioning Agriculture systems for sustainability and climate resilience
Venue COP27, Akhenaten (150), Zone C, Side Events 2 Building
Date 14 Nov 2022
Start time 06:30 pm

The transformation of agriculture systems to reduce emissions feed a growing population in a warming planet is a challenge identified...

COP27: Financing the global just transition and the need for combining detailed and high-level approaches
Venue COP27, Hatshepsut (300)
Date 10 Nov 2022
Start time 11:30 am

Financing a just transition requires understanding of sector- and country specific circumstances, innovative solutions as well as buy...

Workshop: Landscape of climate finance: From supporting recovery globally to recent advances in the CEE region
Venue Online
Date 27 Oct 2020

Aki Kachi presented on "Current trends in green recovery measures" at the "Landscape of climate finance: From supporting recovery...

Climate action in agriculture is essential for food security
Publication date 27 Oct 2022

This blog is part of a series debunking ‘myths’ about trade-offs between climate action and development. It is intended for decision...

German support for gas investments abroad is mostly not compatible with the Paris Agreement
Publication date 20 Oct 2022

This blog was first published in German. In the wake of the Russian invasion in Ukraine and the resulting energy crisis, in June 2022...

Deutsche Unterstützung für Gas-Investitionen im Ausland ist in den allermeisten Fällen nicht mit Pariser Klimaschutzabkommen vereinbar
Publication date 20 Oct 2022

This blog is also available in English. Angesichts des russischen Angriffskriegs auf die Ukraine und der daraus resultierenden...

Increased transparency and improved due diligence is critical to mobilizing climate finance
Publication date 09 Aug 2022

Image via Pixabay A few weeks ago, the G20 published a report on “Boosting MDBs’ investing capacity” written by an expert panel tasked...

Major Dutch companies’ climate pledges fall short of what is needed for Paris Agreement
Publication date 05 Jul 2022

Berlin, 5 July 2022 – New analysis published today shows that major Dutch companies only commit to reduce their emissions by 19% by...

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