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FAQs - Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2023
Publication date 13 Feb 2023

The authors of the 2023 Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor share their perspectives on questions related to the analysis, and its implications.

Urgent need for regulatory intervention to turn the tide on misleading corporate climate pledges
Publication date 03 Nov 2022

This blog discusses the issues with corporate net-zero pledges and existing voluntary initiatives

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

Feeding the world while staying within planetary boundaries and keeping global warming within 1.5°C is a growing challenge where development finance institutions have a key role to play. Far from a contradiction, climate action in agriculture is essential to reaching development goals.

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

For possible future investments in fossil energy projects abroad, Germany must make it clear that and how it will comply with climate targets - both Germany's and the EU's national climate protection targets and the global 1.5°C target.

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

Deutschland muss bei möglichen zukünftigen Investitionen in fossile Energieprojekte im Ausland deutlich machen, dass und wie es die Klimaziele einhalten wird - und zwar sowohl die nationalen Klimaschutzziele Deutschlands und der EU als auch das globale 1.5°C-Ziel.

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 Deutschland angesichts der aktuellen Neuausrichtung der globalen Energie- und Sicherheitsarchitektur und der sich rasant zuspitzenden Klimakatastrophe nicht leisten.

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

A few weeks ago, the G20 published a report on “Boosting MDBs’ investing capacity” written by an expert panel tasked with an independent review of Multilateral Development Banks’ Capital Adequacy Frameworks. This blog addresses a significant barrier to fulfilling a number of recommendations about how to better access global financial markets: a lack of transparency and the associated doubts surrounding some MDB’s lending.

What’s at stake for steak?
Publication date 11 Jul 2022

The meat industry is a major, and growing, contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. Aggregate emissions from animal-based foods are twice those of plant-based products, accounting for in the order of 60% of total food system emissions.

The UN Climate Change reconvenes next week in Bonn: what will be discussed?
Publication date 09 Jun 2022

The midyear UN climate conference “56th session of the Subsidiary Bodies” will take place from 6 to 16 June 2022, in Bonn. These sessions focus on means of implementation and policy requirements in preparation of the COP in November.

The climate and health double dividend
Publication date 30 May 2022

An early phase out of coal plants around the world could help avoid over 14.5 million premature deaths from air pollution over the next three decades, delivering an economic benefit of $16.3 trillion. Our new analysis shows the enormous scale of public health benefits of urgently phasing out operating and planned coal plants in 24 countries, covering over 90% of the global fleet. The twin climate and health impacts are shown in an interactive online tool which pinpoints their source in different countries, and allows users to adjust the time horizon, consider different scenarios, and explore right down to the level of individual units.

Q&A with the authors: Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2022
Publication date 07 Feb 2022

Companies around the world are increasingly alert to the climate emergency, facing calls from a growing range of stakeholders to take responsibility for the environmental impact of their activities. The rapid acceleration of corporate climate pledges means that it is more difficult than ever to distinguish between real climate leadership and unsubstantiated greenwashing. In this blogpost the lead authors of the Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor – Thomas Day, Silke Mooldijk, Sybrig Smit – shared their perspectives on questions related to the analysis, and its implications. You can also...

NewClimate Institute in ARD Doku "Die Klimaretter - haben wir noch eine Chance?"
Publication date 24 Jan 2022

Doku: "Die Klimaretter - haben wir noch eine Chance?" (only available in German / nur auf Deutsch verfügbar) Niklas Höhne und weitere renommierte Experten wurden für eine Dokumentation des ARDs interviewt. Sie sprechen über Lösungen für das drängendste Problem unserer Zivilisation - die Klimakrise - und ob wir noch eine Chance haben, sie aufzuhalten. Die Antwort ist klar „Ja“, aber nur wenn wir jetzt sofort loslegen. Die Doku basiert auf NewClimate Institutes Studie mit dem Titel "Realizing the promise of Paris: Roadmap to a safer climate" . Niklas Höhne and other renowned experts were...

MDBs Pledged to Align Financial Flows with the Paris Agreement. They’re Not There Yet
Publication date 03 Nov 2021

Two years after the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world’s multilateral development banks (MDBs) committed to align their financial flows with the landmark climate pact’s goals.

The ambition loop in motion for electric vehicles in the automotive industry
Publication date 29 Oct 2021

This blog post is based on the findings of the project Analysing the aggregate impact of global non-state and subnational climate action , and is a joint output in collaboration with PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Data-Driven Envirolab . Car manufacturers have responded to recent national government policies and market signals by setting ambitious targets for electric vehicle (EV) sales, which has resulted in higher estimated EV shares in some countries than could be expected from government policy alone. However, more ambition is needed from both governments and...

NewClimate Institute at the COP26 in Glasgow
Publication date 29 Oct 2021

The 26th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC took place from 31 October - 12 November 2021. NewClimate Institute was present in Glasgow hosting and participating in multiple events. Additionally, we released several related publications before and during COP26. You can find all information on this page. Note: We included timings of events in Glasgow (GMT) and Central European Time (CET). Events & Appearances Events with NewClimate Institute participation: Watch recording Side event: Updates on the Emissions Gap and country action from major progress trackers (NewClimate-Event) Join us for...

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