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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. Latest news from the CAT Return to all expertise and projects The Climate Action Tracker is a science-based assessment that provides regularly updated information on 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 is to be finalised in 2015. It is to enter into force in 2020 and to include – besides other aspects such as finance and adaptation-… Read More

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

Accounting under a 2015 agreement

Analysis of options for accounting in a new international climate change regime under a 2015 agreement. Return to all expertise and projects Parties have agreed to negotiate a new international climate agreement until 2015. This new agreement will diverge from the first international climate agreement, the Kyoto Protocol, in two very important ways: first it… Read More

Modelling climate policies of major emitters

Technical background report on analysis of current and potential climate policies for enhancing mitigation ambition in the major emitting countries. Return to all expertise and projects This project identifies important climate policies of the major emitters and estimates their impact on emissions. The analysis, conducted together with PBL, IIASA and Ecofys for the European Commission,… Read More

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 stabilize global temperature increase at 2°C. Return to all expertise and projects Since 2010, UNEP synthesises information on the gap between current trend in greenhouse gas emissions and where they… Read More

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.

Co-benefits of climate change contributions

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

Developing benchmarks for Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

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

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.

Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for Vietnam

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

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

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 supports a study on the EU’s climate diplomacy activities.… 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. Latest news from the CAT Return to all expertise and projects The Climate Action Tracker is a science-based assessment that provides regularly updated information on 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 is to be finalised in 2015. It is to enter into force in 2020 and to include – besides other aspects such as finance and adaptation-… Read More

Modelling climate policies of major emitters

Technical background report on analysis of current and potential climate policies for enhancing mitigation ambition in the major emitting countries. Return to all expertise and projects This project identifies important climate policies of the major emitters and estimates their impact on emissions. The analysis, conducted together with PBL, IIASA and Ecofys for the European Commission,… Read More

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 stabilize global temperature increase at 2°C. Return to all expertise and projects Since 2010, UNEP synthesises information on the gap between current trend in greenhouse gas emissions and where they… Read More

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

The contribution of energy efficiency to reducing the cost of decarbonisation

How can energy efficiency policies lower the costs of decarbonisation?

Climate Policy Database

Assessment of good practices in the implementation of climate change policies. NewClimate Institute analyses which major emitting countries are implementing good practice policies or policies from a policy menu to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Top 30 emitting countries which cover 82% of global GHG emissions are analysed. The project first establishes a package of… 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

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

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.

What the Paris Agreement means for Germany’s climate action

Translating the goals of the Paris Agreement into the German context. Return to all expertise and projects The long-term global climate goals of the Paris Agreement adopted by nearly 200 countries in December 2015 imply the necessity for enhanced efforts for greenhouse gas emissions reductions in Germany. The phrasing of the long term goals of… Read More

The potential of business initiatives in emission reduction

How individual companies are contributing to emission reduction. Return to all expertise and projects Aside from national and sub-national governments taking action against climate change, large potential for emission reductions exists in the corporate sector. More and more companies are making commitments to contribute to the long-term targets of the Paris Agreement. These include, for… Read More

What the Paris Agreement means for climate action in the Netherlands

Translating the goals of the Paris Agreement into the context of the Netherlands. Return to all expertise and projects The long-term global climate goals of the Paris Agreement adopted by nearly 200 countries in December 2015 imply the necessity for enhanced efforts for greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the Netherlands. The phrasing of the long term… Read More

Developing guidance under ICAT – non-state and subnational actors

Providing policy makers with tools and support to measure and assess the effects of their climate policies. Return to all expertise and projects Under the umbrella of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT), an initiative aimed at providing policy makers with common tools and support to measure and assess the effects of their climate… Read More

Climate Action Tracker – Decarbonisation Module

Development of a database for cross-sector decarbonisation indicators across 30 countries. Return to all expertise and projects 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 up to 30 countries. Tasks under this… 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

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

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

Co-benefits of climate change contributions

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

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.

Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for Vietnam

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

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

Supporting the Tunisian Solar Plan NAMA

Supporting the ‘Plan Solaire’, aiming to  generate 30% of Tunisia’s electricity using renewables by 2030. Return to all expertise and projects 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… Read More

Benefits of climate change mitigation action in cities

Analysing the benefits of potential climate change mitigation for cities. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute has partnered with C40 Cities to conduct a quantitative analysis of the benefits of potential climate change mitigation actions for cities. Mitigation measures in the building and transport sector, as well as in urban planning, are identified… Read More

Ambition to Action

Supporting Argentina, Indonesia, Kenya and Thailand with the implementation of their NDCs, through the analysis of impacts and benefits of various sector pathways. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute in partnership with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is supporting Argentina, Indonesia, Kenya and Thailand with the implementation of their Nationally… Read More

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 (lead) is supporting the GIZ Cool Contributions initiative to deliver the IKI funded project with the objective to… Read More

 


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

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

2°C compatible investment criteria

Developing criteria and a toolkit to help investors to align their investments with the 2°C goal Return to all expertise and projects 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. Whilst the… Read More

GCF Country Programme Uganda

Technical assistance to the Government of Uganda for the development of a country programme for the GCF Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate supported the development of a country programme for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for Uganda in an advisory function. The project was conducted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)… Read More

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

Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor – 2017

Developing the 2017 edition of the Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor that will rate the G20 members states against their ‘investment attractiveness’ and ‘investment needs’ for renewable energy infrastructure. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate and Germanwatch have come together again to develop the 2017 edition of the Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor for… Read More

NOAK – Mobilising 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

 


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

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

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

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

Carbon integrity assessment of mitigation actions

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

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

Analysis of pre-2020 developments in the global carbon market

Continuous analysis of the status and developments of mitigation activities in the global carbon market up to 2020. The German Emission Trading Authority (DEHSt) at the Federal Environment Agency contracted a consortium led by NewClimate Institute, to follow and evaluate the current situation and developments in the international carbon market over the period up to… 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

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

Development of a sectoral market based approach

Setting incentives for ambitious emissions reductions through carbon pricing in developing countries. The German emission trading authority (DEHSt/UBA) contracted a consortium led by NewClimate Institute with Öko-Institut and a local partner for the development and implementation of a market-based approach to mitigation action on the basis of a sectoral benchmark. This approach aims, on the… Read More

Innovative Financing Options for the Adaptation Fund

Assessing potentials and pathways for financing adaptation through carbon pricing approaches

Benchmarking Guide for climate policy instruments

Creating a practical and in-depth guide on how to design and implement benchmarks for policy makers. Return to all expertise and projects World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness programme (PMR) has contracted NewClimate Institute and Ricardo Energy and Environment to develop a Guide for providing an overview and practical guidance for policy-makers and practitioners on the main design elements… 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

The contribution of energy efficiency to reducing the cost of decarbonisation

How can energy efficiency policies lower the costs of decarbonisation?

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

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

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 has been contracted by the German Ministry of Economics and Energy to operate the German National Designated Entity… Read More