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Implications of the Paris Agreement on national climate change mitigation efforts

NewClimate, in a consortium with Climate Analytics, Fraunhofer ISI and Ecologic investigates medium and long-term targets for various large emitters of greenhouse gases (Brazil, Canada, China, EU28, Germany, India, Japan, and USA).

EU Climate diplomacy

Analysis of the EU’s climate diplomacy effectiveness for developing recommendations on the EU’s strategy for the negotiations and the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Return to all expertise and projects In a consortium with E3G, Acclimatise and Perspectives, under the leadership of ICF International, NewClimate Institute supported a study on the EU’s climate diplomacy activities.… Read More

Lessons and impacts from the INDC process

Experiences from INDC preparation, and impacts and implications of the process for national climate policy making and the international climate negotiation process

Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for Vietnam

Support for the preparation of the INDC for the waste and agriculture sectors

Supporting the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) process in Uganda

Technical assistance to the Government of Uganda for the preparation of the mitigation component of the INDC.

Developing benchmarks for Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

Development of benchmarks for potential Intended Nationally Determined Contributions in over 40 countries

Co-benefits of climate change contributions

Assessing the achieved and missed co-benefits of countries’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

Experiences and lessons learned in the preparation of INDCs

Tracking the progression of INDC preparation progress worldwide, and sharing knowledge for best practices in INDC preparation.

UNEP Emissions Gap Reports

Since 2010, UNEP synthesises information on the gap between current trend in greenhouse gas emissions and where they would have to be in order to stabilise global temperature increase below internationally agreed levels. Today the Emissions Gap Report series is one of the flagship publications of UNEP.

Assessment of progress in policy implementation and emissions scenario analysis for major emitting economies

Together with PBL and IIASA, we provide analyses on the progress of major emitting countries towards their mitigation targets and on various enhanced action scenarios to fill the emissions gap between likely emissions pathways and the pathways consistent with the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal.

Accounting under a 2015 agreement

In this project funded a project consortium consisting of the Öko Insitute, NewClimate Insitute and Ecofys researches potential future accounting rules.

ACT 2015

Consortium of the world’s top climate experts to catalyze discussion and build momentum toward reaching a global climate agreement at the forthcoming UNFCCC summit in 2015. Return to all expertise and projects The Agreement on Climate Transformation 2015 (ACT 2015) consortium is a group of the world’s top climate experts from developing and developed countries… Read More

Mitigation responsibilities under a 2015 international climate agreement

Analysis of options for mitigation commitments post-2020 under the new international climate agreement to be finalised in 2015. Return to all expertise and projects A new international climate agreement was finalised in 2015. It entered into force in 2020 and includes – besides other aspects such as finance and adaptation- mitigation commitments for all countries.… Read More

Climate Action Tracker

Climate Action Tracker provides regularly updated information on countries’ emission reduction policies. It reflects the latest status of the progress being made at international climate negotiations on mitigation commitments. Return to all expertise and projects The Climate Action Tracker is a science-based assessment that provides regularly updated information on countries’ emission reduction proposals and policies.… Read More

 


Tracking national mitigation efforts post-2020

Together with International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and FTSE Russell, NewClimate Institute analysed climate mitigation efforts in several major emitters.

Advancing the COMPASS toolbox to assess climate action

Under this project we have advanced NewClimate’s COMPASS suite of tools which are design to help analysts and decision makers navigate a range of climate action impacts.

NDC Design

Systematic analysis Return to all expertise and projects As part of the Paris Agreement, countries are mandated to update and enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) every five years—increasing their ambition with every cycle. The first round of NDCs were submitted starting in 2015 and countries have submitted or are finalising their updates for the… Read More

Horizon 2020 ENGAGE

The EU-funded ENGAGE project will invite key stakeholders to co-produce a new generation of global and national decarbonisation pathways. These will be designed to mitigate the risks of climate change to meet the Paris Agreement objectives and implement game-changing innovations.

Implications of the decrease of RES-E and battery cost projections for the revision of the NDCs of Argentina, Mexico and Indonesia

Key mitigation technologies, i.e. renewable power generation and battery technologies, are substantially cheaper now than projected in 2015. This project investigates the potential impact of these investment cost reductions for three countries: Argentina, Mexico, and Indonesia.

Climate Action Tracker – Scaling Up Climate Action

In a consortium with Climate Analytics and Ecofys, NewClimate Institute contributes to the Climate Action Tracker’s Scaling Up Climate Action country series. The first round of our analysis covers South Africa, the European Union, Indonesia, Turkey, Argentina, and Australia.

Climate Action Tracker – Climate Governance Series

Developing a framework for assessing countries’ readiness to implement ambitious climate policy.

Climate Change Performance Index

The Climate Change Performance Index is an instrument to enhance transparency in international climate politics. It aims to encourage countries which have, up to now, failed to take ambitious actions on climate protection as well as to highlight countries with best-practice climate policies.

Pathways and entry points to 1.5 °C (PEP1p5)

The project aims to develop a scientific and policy relevant assessment of the long-term goal to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C in the Paris Agreement.

Analysing the aggregate impact of global non-state and subnational climate action

NewClimate Institute is analysing the aggregate impact of non-state and subnational actors (cities, regions and businesses) around the world on greenhouse gas emissions.

Implementation of future GHG mitigation goals: Framework conditions and transformative challenges in selected focus countries

In this project NewClimate together with Wuppertal Institute has compiled and analysed quantitative and qualitative information on climate protective policies and actions as well as future options for deeper emission cuts in Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Colombia, Morocco, the Marshall Islands, Peru and Vietnam.

Climate Action Tracker – Decarbonisation Module

In a consortium with Climate Analytics and Ecofys, NewClimate Institute contributes to the “Climate Action Tracker” (CAT) Data Portal which is a database of decarbonisation indicators on sector- and country-level for over 30 countries.

The Non-state and Subnational Action Guide

Our Non-State and Subnational Action Guide facilitates the integration of the impacts of actions by entities such as states, regions, cities, and businesses into national GHG projections and mitigation assessments.

What the Paris Agreement means for climate action in the Netherlands

The aim of this brief analysis was to translate the goals of the international climate regime as determined by the Paris Agreement into the context of the Netherlands.

The potential of business initiatives in emission reduction

For this We Mean Business report in partnership with CDP, NewClimate Institute experts were responsible for the quantitative assessments of the individual initiatives‘ contribution to emission reduction, and the calculation of aggregated emission reductions under various scenarios of business initiative growth.

What the Paris Agreement means for Germany’s climate action

The aim of this brief analysis was to translate the goals of the international climate regime as determined by the Paris Agreement into the German context.

Climate Transparency

Climate Transparency is an open global consortium with a shared mission to stimulate a ‘race to the top’ in climate action through enhanced transparency. For this purpose, comprehensive, comparable and credible information about government climate action is spread by bringing together the most important actors in assessing and communicating climate action for the benefit of key influencers and decision makers.

International Cooperative Initiatives (ICIs) outside the UNFCCC

Evaluation of the impact of global, regional and national initiatives outside UNFCCC on greenhouse gas emissions. The German Environmental Agency (UBA) commissioned a consortium of NewClimate Institute, Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer ISI to analyse the impact of international, regional and national initiatives outside the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on greenhouse gas emissions.… Read More

Mitigation impacts of energy efficiency and renewable energy actions under the One Gigaton Coalition

Quantifying GHG emission reductions resulting from renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives and programmes in developing countries. NewClimate Institute, together with Yale University, has set up a comprehensive framework to quantify the impact of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) actions in developing countries that are attributable to the One Gigaton Coalition. The One… Read More

Climate Policy Database

The Climate Policy Database is a collaborative effort to track policy adoption and identify global and national policy coverage gaps. We identify, categorise and analyse mitigation-relevant policies to support national ambition raising efforts. Return to all expertise and projects Raising the ambition of action against climate change is urgent. Countries adopt a wide range of… Read More

The contribution of energy efficiency to reducing the cost of decarbonisation

How can energy efficiency policies lower the costs of decarbonisation?

How much more could Germany achieve through non-state action?

Quantifying the possible contribution of International Cooperative Initiatives to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in Germany

UNEP Emissions Gap Reports

Since 2010, UNEP synthesises information on the gap between current trend in greenhouse gas emissions and where they would have to be in order to stabilise global temperature increase below internationally agreed levels. Today the Emissions Gap Report series is one of the flagship publications of UNEP.

Assessment of progress in policy implementation and emissions scenario analysis for major emitting economies

Together with PBL and IIASA, we provide analyses on the progress of major emitting countries towards their mitigation targets and on various enhanced action scenarios to fill the emissions gap between likely emissions pathways and the pathways consistent with the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal.

Mitigation responsibilities under a 2015 international climate agreement

Analysis of options for mitigation commitments post-2020 under the new international climate agreement to be finalised in 2015. Return to all expertise and projects A new international climate agreement was finalised in 2015. It entered into force in 2020 and includes – besides other aspects such as finance and adaptation- mitigation commitments for all countries.… Read More

Climate Action Tracker

Climate Action Tracker provides regularly updated information on countries’ emission reduction policies. It reflects the latest status of the progress being made at international climate negotiations on mitigation commitments. Return to all expertise and projects The Climate Action Tracker is a science-based assessment that provides regularly updated information on countries’ emission reduction proposals and policies.… Read More

 


Working together to achieve the Paris climate goals and sustainable development

The study analyses the need for and potential synergies of a stronger integration of climate and development policy. A focus is placed on the contributions of countries in the global South to the achievement of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement.

Advancing the COMPASS toolbox to assess climate action

Under this project we have advanced NewClimate’s COMPASS suite of tools which are design to help analysts and decision makers navigate a range of climate action impacts.

Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy (CASE) Southeast Asia

The Clean Affordable Secure Energy (CASE) project seeks to drive the energy sector transition in four partner countries, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam as well as engage with decision makers in the wider region.

Sino German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)

The project seeks to support the implementation of existing and development of new, ambitious measures and opportunities to drive climate ambition in China. Concretely, the project will support the national government as well as the governments in selected provinces through analysis, sharing of lessons learned and capacity building. A focus lies on the power and industry sectors and forging cooperation opportunities between Chinese and German/ EU players.

Deep Decarbonisation in Latin America

The aim of the project is to create the enabling conditions to make finance flows consistent with low-carbon development pathways in three Latin American countries and to create an improved policy and regulatory framework to mobilise the investments needed to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.

Implications of the decrease of RES-E and battery cost projections for the revision of the NDCs of Argentina, Mexico and Indonesia

Key mitigation technologies, i.e. renewable power generation and battery technologies, are substantially cheaper now than projected in 2015. This project investigates the potential impact of these investment cost reductions for three countries: Argentina, Mexico, and Indonesia.

De-risking renewable energy investment in South Eastern Europe

In this project, NewClimate Institute in collaboration with Agora Energiewende and local research partners, looked at the impact of de-risking measures on the financing cost of renewable energy investments in two countries in South Eastern Europe (SEE), Greece and Serbia.

Climate Opportunity

The research funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM), developed by NewClimate Institute, C40, and GCOM investigates the economic, social, and environmental benefits for climate change mitigation action in cities

Overviews on sectoral implementation of nationally determined contributions

NewClimate Institute, supported by GIZ, developed a series of briefing papers giving an overview of status and prospects for NDC implementation at the sector level.

Capacity building for integrated and ambitious climate policy planning in Georgia and Mongolia

NewClimate Institute, as an implementing partner of GIZ, supports the Governments of Georgia and Mongolia with the further development of their climate policy planning.

Cool contributions fighting climate change

Facilitating the global transformation towards climate-friendly and energy-efficient refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) technologies by providing policy and technical guidance to six developing countries. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute in partnership with HEAT International supported the IKI funded Cool Contributions initiative led by the GIZ with the objective to advance the global… Read More

Technology NDE for Germany

Supporting the German National Designated Entity (NDE) for technology transfer, to foster cooperation and technology transfer in support of climate policy goals. Return to all expertise and projects In a consortium led by HEAT International, NewClimate Institute was contracted by the German Ministry of Economics and Energy to support the operation of the German National… Read More

Ambition to Action

Supporting Argentina, Indonesia, and Kenya with the implementation of their NDCs, through the analysis of impacts and benefits of various sector pathways. Return to all expertise and projects – A2A Phase I ran from 2016 to 2019 and was implemented by NewClimate Institute in partnership with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) part… Read More

Benefits of climate change mitigation action in cities

NewClimate Institute has partnered with C40 Cities and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM) to conduct a quantitative analysis of the benefits of potential climate change mitigation actions for cities.

Supporting the Tunisian Solar Plan NAMA

NewClimate Institute is supporting the development of a NAMA for the Tunisian Solar Plan (PST). The project is conducted under the leadership of the Tunisian company ALCOR on behalf of UNDP funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Good Practice Database

Identification and analysis of good practice examples from international mitigation and adaptation actions.

Global Good Practice Analysis of LEDS, NAMAs, INDCs, and MRV

Identification of good practice case studies on the development and implementation of LEDS, NAMAs, INDCs and MRV systems across the world

Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for Vietnam

Support for the preparation of the INDC for the waste and agriculture sectors

Supporting the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) process in Uganda

Technical assistance to the Government of Uganda for the preparation of the mitigation component of the INDC.

Co-benefits of climate change contributions

Assessing the achieved and missed co-benefits of countries’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

Training workshop on NAMAs in the Maldives

NewClimate Institute supported a NAMA training in the Maldives organised by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The training gave the participants an understanding of the concept of NAMAs in the international and the domestic context. It highlighted specific aspects to be considered for the development of NAMAs, for example, financing and MRV. During the… Read More

Governing NAMAs

Understanding how and where NAMAs succeed: As NAMAs are advancing from the concept phase towards operationalization a main challenge will be to ensure that this happens in an internationally coordinated manner while simultaneously allowing for diversity in national actions. Return to all expertise and projects This research project undertaken by a consortium consisting of NewClimate… Read More

Development of a NAMA proposal for Peru

Scaling up waste-to-energy activities in the Peruvian agricultural sector: The objective of the NAMA is to promote the scaling up of self-supply waste-to-energy technologies in the Peruvian agricultural sector to contribute to rural sustainable development and to global climate change mitigation. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute supported the Peruvian government to develop… Read More

 


Operationalization Framework on Aligning with the Paris Agreement

This project aims to support the process of Paris-aligning financial institutions and NewClimate Institute and I4CE have developed a framework to serve as initial guidance.

Strengthen national climate policy implementation: Comparative empirical learning & creating linkage to climate finance

This project supports NDC implementation in partner countries with research-based policy advice and capacity development.

Deep Decarbonisation in Latin America

The aim of the project is to create the enabling conditions to make finance flows consistent with low-carbon development pathways in three Latin American countries and to create an improved policy and regulatory framework to mobilise the investments needed to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.

Landscape of Climate Finance: Promoting debate on climate finance flows in Central Europe

In this project, NewClimate together with WiseEuropa and I4CE supports the exchange of experiences between policymakers, experts, business community and civil society to improve assessment and design of domestic climate finance investment environments and raises the awareness regarding the financial tools available to achieve climate policy objectives and foster the transition towards the low-emission economy.

Paris compatible investment criteria

NewClimate Institute together with Germanwatch, WRI, and Fundación Avina, examined the role of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Mobilising Nordic climate finance post Paris

Identifying how Nordic institutions can best contribute to mobilising climate finance for developing countries in a Paris agreement framework. Return to all expertise and projects In a consortium led by the Finnish outfit GAIA and with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) NewClimate Institute carried out a study on behalf of the Nordic Working Group for… Read More

Supporting the Tunisian Solar Plan NAMA

NewClimate Institute is supporting the development of a NAMA for the Tunisian Solar Plan (PST). The project is conducted under the leadership of the Tunisian company ALCOR on behalf of UNDP funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor

Creation of an index to assess the fitness of countries as potential investment destinations for building low carbon and climate resilient energy infrastructure Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute partnered with Germanwatch to develop a Climate and Energy Monitor for Allianz Climate Solutions. The monitor ranks the G20 member countries according to their… Read More

GCF Country Programme Uganda

NewClimate supported the development of a country programme for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for Uganda in an advisory function.

2°C compatible investment criteria

NewClimate Institute led a consortium of Germanwatch, the 2°investing initiative and McKinsey to develop criteria and a toolkit for investors to align their investments with the internationally agreed 2°C climate limit.

Results-based financing in Carbon Markets – connecting market and non-market based approaches

Current situation of results-based financing (RBF) approaches in climate policy.

 


Increasing transparency and integrity of corporate climate pledges

A key aspect of the work, lead by the NewClimate team, is to set up a corporate climate pledge monitor which will shed light on a range of voluntary climate strategies, showcasing ambitious action as well as highlighting where existing commitments fall short.

Appraising policy choices for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Rules for the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement are still under negotiation at the international level. This project sheds light on the potential impacts of this policy making process through a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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 climate ambition of these actors is a promising development…

Informing EU policy options for tackling aviation’s climate impact

Assessing ICAO’s global market-based measure (CORSIA) and its interaction with the EU ETS.

CORSIA: Analysis and evaluation of regulating international aviation emissions through offsetting

NewClimate Institute conducted research to support the German Emission Trading Authority on CORSIA design issues.

Future role for voluntary carbon markets after 2020

This research project considers the future role for voluntary carbon markets after 2020.

Analysis of pre-2020 developments in the global carbon market

The project developed and applied a method to assess the vulnerability of existing project-based mitigation activities (e.g. CDM) to discontinuing their abatement activity.

Virtual Article 6 Pilots

NewClimate Institute is working to elaborate virtual Article 6 pilots to contribute to the discussion regarding rulemaking for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

Sustainable development framework for market mechanisms

This ongoing research project aims to overcome the previously identified barriers to combine SD and GHG mitigation impacts through the identification of practical solutions and concrete proposals for the implementation of SD indicators in GHG mitigation projects.

Technical advisory services “Global Carbon Market”

NewClimate Institute was contracted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as part of a larger consortium, to advise GIZ’s agency on its “Global Carbon Market” project.

Benchmarking Guide for climate policy instruments

NewClimate Institute developed a practical and in-depth guide on how to design and implement benchmarks for policy makers.

Innovative Financing Options for the Adaptation Fund

Assessing potentials and pathways for financing adaptation through carbon pricing approaches

Development of a sectoral market based approach

The project establishes a strong case for incorporating sustainable design and energy efficiency considerations into new residential development, especially in the social housing segment.

Integration of market mechanisms and emission trading schemes

Design and integration of market mechanisms and emission trading schemes under a new climate change agreement. The German emission trading authority (DEHSt/UBA) contracted NewClimate Institute together with adelphi and Öko-Institut to provide a foundation for the formulation and further development of a German position in the climate negotiations, and to facilitate a scientifically-based contribution of… Read More

Offsetting in carbon taxation systems

Analysis of the potentials and limits of different offset standards in bilateral and global CO2 price systems. Currently, an increasing number of countries and regions develops CO2 pricing mechanisms, including carbon taxes and emission trading systems. Some of these countries are designing or plan to design standards for the use of offsets in their pricing… Read More

Carbon market mechanisms in future international cooperation on climate change

Overview of the options for the use of carbon market mechanisms in a 2015 climate change agreement

Carbon integrity assessment of mitigation actions

Development of a methodology and scorecard to assess the carbon integrity of mitigation actions

Results-based financing in Carbon Markets – connecting market and non-market based approaches

Current situation of results-based financing (RBF) approaches in climate policy.

Bilateral agreements as basis towards piloting sectoral market mechanisms

Opportunities provided by bilateral agreements for piloting market-based approaches at sectoral levels. The research work analyses how bilateral agreements between countries could be used to pilot international carbon market activities on sectoral levels to ensure a minimum activity level in this transition period from existing to new mechanisms. Return to all expertise and projects The… Read More

Evaluating the state of the CDM

Evaluation of the present implementation status of CDM projects and identification of support measures to keep CDM projects mitigating. Return to all expertise and projects The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was introduced by the Kyoto Protocol and has developed into one of the most important international carbon market instruments. The CDM stimulated investments in greenhouse… Read More


Evaluation of Agora Energiewende

Mercator Foundation and the European Climate Foundation commissioned NewClimate Institute to comprehensively evaluate Agora Energiewende, an initiative to support the German energy transition. Mercator Foundation and the European Climate Foundation commissioned NewClimate Institute to comprehensively evaluate Agora Energiewende, an initiative to support the German energy transition. The purpose of the external evaluation was to assess… Read More

Development of the second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan in Lebanon

Supporting the development of the second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) in Lebanon: The objective of the NEEAP is to drive energy efficiency across all economic key sectors. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute supported the development of the second National Energy Efficiency Plan (NEEAP) of Lebanon. The support was provided under… Read More

The contribution of energy efficiency to reducing the cost of decarbonisation

How can energy efficiency policies lower the costs of decarbonisation?

Development of a NAMA proposal for Peru

Scaling up waste-to-energy activities in the Peruvian agricultural sector: The objective of the NAMA is to promote the scaling up of self-supply waste-to-energy technologies in the Peruvian agricultural sector to contribute to rural sustainable development and to global climate change mitigation. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute supported the Peruvian government to develop… Read More