Lukas Kahlen focuses on climate finance and sustainable development-related topics. He has ten years of experience in the field of climate and development cooperation. His current work specialises in national climate policy planning and the development of sector-specific low-emission economic growth strategies as well as approaches to integrate climate objectives into national development goals. To date, he has been managing projects in Latin America, East Africa and South-East Asia. Additional areas of expertise include climate governance as well as climate diplomacy. Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, Lukas worked as a Consultant at MicroEnergy International, Berlin Germany, supporting financial institutions internationally in various stages of the implementation of green energy loan programs. He also has experience working for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Lukas holds a Master`s Degree in International and Development Economics from the University of Applied Science, Berlin and a B.A. in Economics and Regional Studies Iberoamerica from the University of Duisburg-Essen. 

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...

Climate Investment in Latin America
Publication date 24 Nov 2021

This report, the first in a series of three, focuses on the policy landscape needed to enable a transition to net zero emissions...

Kenya Power’s Decarbonising the Energy Mix Initiative
Publication date 23 Sep 2021

The scoping study aims to support Kenya Power’s Decarbonise the Energy Mix Initiative that is included in the company’s Strategic Plan...

Na­tional Cooling Action Plan for Grenada
Publication date 08 Sep 2021

The National Cooling Action Plan (NCAP) shall serve as input to Grenada’s NDC process, by providing quantitative and qualitative...

Green Cooling in Public Procurement
Publication date 12 May 2021

The information provided within this study shall serve as a basis for tackling barriers in introducing "Green Public Procurement" as...

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...

Deep Decarbonisation in Latin America

The project is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German government and implemented by SouthSouthNorth (lead)...

Climate Action Tracker - Climate Governance Series

On behalf of ClimateWorks Foundation, NewClimate Institute and Climate Analytics developed the Climate Action Tracker’s Climate...

Cool contributions fighting climate change

NewClimate Institute in partnership with HEAT International supported the IKI funded Cool Contributions initiative led by the GIZ with...

Ambition to Action

The Ambition to Action (A2A) project is funded under the German International Climate Initiative (IKI). Through this project, the A2A...

Koalition braucht dringend einheitliche Klima-Außenpolitik
Publication date 12 Oct 2022

Die mit einer vielbeachteten Vision angetretene Ampelregierung agiert in der Außenpolitik noch ohne klaren Kompass. Das darf sich...

The financial sector has a critical role to play in enabling global deep decarbonisation
Publication date 26 Jul 2021

To limit global warming to well under two degrees, the global economy needs to undergo system-wide changes. Finance has a critical role...

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