Our topics

Sustainable development and just transition

Design and implementation of stakeholder-driven initiatives that contribute to the goal of global decarbonisation alongside sustainable development.

Climate and development

Overview

Sustainable development and climate change are interlinked. The achievement of development goals crucially depends on our ability to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C. At the same time,  placing just transition and sustainable development at the centre of mitigation strategies is critical to build the social and political support needed to raise climate ambition and ensure sustained efforts over time. Any emission reduction strategy hence needs to be part of a larger just transition plan focused on sustainable, inclusive and resilient economic development.

The development of coherent and effective climate and sustainable development strategies requires a deeper understanding on the interactions between these two agendas. Potential opportunities  and risks need to be mapped and identified. This will enable policymakers to devise and implement transition strategies that are socially just, alleviate potential trade-offs for affected parts of society and the economy and maximise synergies.

Our work around this topic includes:

  • Analysis of climate and sustainable development linkages and impacts
  • Development of tools and methods to quantify and assess sustainable development, trade and economic impacts of climate action
  • Analysis of just transition strategies and policies
Financing Coal Phase-out: The Role of Public Development Banks

Limiting global average temperature rise to 1.5°C requires stopping the construction of new coal power plants, and that many existing...

Finance needs for Indonesia’s Just Energy Transition Partnership

Indonesia announced a Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) with the G7, Denmark and Norway at the G20 summit, hosted in Bali in...

Tracking the progress of subnational and non-state climate action

Page navigation About the project The consortium Relevant publications About the project CAMDA is a community of data and analytical...

Working together to achieve the Paris climate goals and sustainable development

In close cooperation with the German Development Institute (DIE) , NewClimate developed a study on the relevance of developing...

Advancing the COMPASS toolbox to assess climate action

NewClimate Institute is an implementing partner of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) , supporting its work to...

Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy (CASE) for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia (SEA) is the fastest developing region in the world with an energy demand projected to grow by 70% in the next 20 years...

Sino German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)

The NDC support project is set under the umbrella of the IKI funded Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC) and in the...

Deep Decarbonisation in Latin America

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

De-risking renewable energy investment in South Eastern Europe

The project, in collaboration with Agora Energiewende and local research partners, looked at the impact of de-risking measures on the...

Green Hydrogen for Sustainable Development: The Role of Multilateral Development Banks
Publication date 16 May 2024

This report examines the potential role of multilateral development banks (MDBs) in ensuring that Global South producer countries...

Understanding finance needs for a just transition of the Mexican power sector
Publication date 08 May 2024

Supporting a just transition in Mexico needs reliable finance estimates Achieving a just transition of the power sector requires...

India in Transit
Publication date 17 Apr 2024

Modelling alternative transport transition pathways and investment needs in India in the Transport Transition Pathway Explorer (TTPE)...

A Just Transition in Colombia
Publication date 13 Mar 2024

The government’s climate ambition is not the main challenge in Colombia; maintaining and implementing it is. A just transition approach...

Caution on co-firing, retrofitting, and carbon credits for retirement: Considerations for public development banks on coal phase-out risks
Publication date 07 Mar 2024

This report was co-written by NewClimate Institute and the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE) . The first global stocktake decision...

Financing coal phase-out: Public development banks’ role in the early retirement of coal plants
Publication date 07 Mar 2024

This report was co-written by NewClimate Institute and the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE) . Limiting global average temperature...

Identifying finance needs for a just transformation of Indonesia’s power sector
Publication date 21 Feb 2024

An analysis using the Just Energy Transition Finance Needs tool // JET-FIN Indonesia’s Just Energy Transition Partnership (or ’JETP’)...

Senegal as an LNG Exporter? Stranded asset risks in the transition
Publication date 18 Dec 2023

Since the discovery of large offshore oil and gas reserves in 2014, Senegal has set its hopes on fossil fuel export revenue to help...

Five major shifts since the Paris Agreement that give hope in a just, Paris-compatible transition
Publication date 23 Nov 2023

This paper gives an overview of what has been achieved in the last years of international climate policy at the global level along...

Assessment of the G20 members’ long-term strategies
Publication date 24 Aug 2023

Key enablers: technology, finance and capacity building Fifteen out of 17 LTS we analysed acknowledge the need for R&D in key...

Transport Transition Pathway Explorer (TTPE)

The TTPE is a bottom-up transport transition pathway model that covers road transport, non-motorized transport, railway transport, as...

AIRPOLIM-T

The AIRPOLIM-T uses an accessible methodology for quantifying the health impacts of air pollution from the transport sector that can be...

COMPASS toolbox

The Climate action Outcomes and Mitigation Policy Assessment “COMPASS” toolbox is a selection of climate scenario modelling tools...

CLIMTRADE - Impacts of climate regulation on trade

The CLIMTRADE tool allows users to analyse a range of economic impacts associated with carbon border adjustments. The Excel-based tool...

SCREEN - Screening for sustainable development and climate action in green recovery

The Sustainable development and climate action green recovery screening tool , or SCREEN , provides policymakers and analysts with a...

TRACE - Co-benefits in decarbonising transport

The Transport sector climate action co-benefits evaluation tool , or TRACE , is an Excel-based model to support quantitative evaluation...

Actor and Policy Mapping Tool

The Actor and Policy Mapping Tool is an open-source, Excel-based tool to map actors, policies, and policy planning processes in a...

AIRPOLIM-ES (Air Pollution Impact Model for Electricity Supply)

The AIRPOLIM-ES is an accessible, Excel-based tool that estimates the health impacts of air pollution from different sources of...

EIM-ES (Economic Impact Model for Electricity Supply)

The EIM-ES is a transparent, Excel-based tool that estimates the domestic employment impacts of investments in the electricity supply...

SCAN tool

The SDG Climate Action Nexus tool (SCAN-tool) is designed to provide high-level guidance on how climate actions can impact achievement...

COP28 needs to switch mode from finding the smallest common denominator to achieving what was before unimaginable
Publication date 22 Nov 2023

The 28th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP) takes place from 30 November - 12 December 2023, at the end of another year of...

Walking the tightrope of Indonesia's energy transition: Boosting jobs or leaving coal communities behind?
Publication date 08 Nov 2023

As the Government of Indonesia prepares to publicly launch its first iteration of plans to deliver on the goals of the Just Energy...

Trading-off: Exploring the potential implications of the EU's new Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism for Southeast Asian economies
Publication date 06 Apr 2023

In 2023, the European Union is planning to introduce a major reform to its flagship emissions trading system, the EU ETS. The scheme to...

Review of “Paris compatible sectoral guidelines of the KfW Banking Group” for Electricity, Oil, and Gas
Publication date 27 Mar 2023

Background and summary: At COP 26 in Glasgow in 2021, Germany signed a pledge to end international finance of fossil fuels by the end...

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

Analysing an EU carbon tariff on meat imports with CLIMTRADE The meat industry is a major, and growing, contributor to global...

The climate and health double dividend
Publication date 30 May 2022

GO TO THE AIRPOLIM TOOL Accelerating the global coal phase-out can prevent millions of premature deaths from poor air quality An early...

The important health benefits of preventing coal lock-in in Mongolia
Publication date 16 Mar 2020

Recent analysis by NewClimate Institute has estimated the direct impacts of growing coal capacity in Mongolia on human health...

Saving time and resources by aligning climate planning processes
Publication date 18 Jun 2019

This blogpost is based on a paper by NewClimate Institute. Navigating the various international climate change planning and reporting...

WORKSHOP: Integration of Renewables into the Argentinean electricity system
Publication date 05 Apr 2018

Under the Ambition to Action project funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German government, NewClimate...

Virtual Launch: The Role of Multilateral Development Banks in Sustainable Green Hydrogen Development
Venue Online
Date 16 May 2024
Start time 02:00 pm

Join us on 16 May from 14:00-15:00 CEST for our new report launch webinar and panel discussion on The Role of Multilateral Development...

NDC4 webinars: Financing Green Cooling – Opportunities for Financial Institutions
Venue online
Date 31 Oct 2023
Start time 11:00 am

One of the challenges to achieve a sustainable transformation of the refrigeration and air conditioning sector is the provision and...

MOP35: Workshop energy efficiency in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) sector
Venue hybrid, United Nations Office Nairobi and online
Date 22 Oct 2023
Start time 08:00 am

This event was a pre-meeting workshop to the 35th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone...

Workshop: Introduction to the European CBAM and implications for China
Venue Hybrid, virtual and in person
Date 20 Oct 2023
Start time 09:00 am

As part of the Sino-German Climate Change Policy Exchange Seminar organised by National Center for Climate Change Strategy and...

London Climate Action Week: From Policies to Finance: Driving Just Climate Action in Developing Nations
Venue Online, London Climate Action Week
Date 29 Jun 2023
Start time 04:00 pm

Join us for our London Climate Action Week event on Thursday 29 th June, from 15:00 to 16:00 BST / 16:00 to 17:00 CEST, to explore how...

Asia Clean Energy Forum: Spotlight session - Impact of the EU's CBAM on Southeast Asia
Venue Multifunction Hall 3, Asia Clean Energy Forum
Date 16 Jun 2023
Start time 05:00 am

The event will bring an expert panel to discuss the EU CBAM’s impacts on Southeast Asia’s energy transition efforts as well as on...

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue: Trends and challenges in Southeast Asia
Venue BETD and online
Date 30 Mar 2023
Start time 10:00 am

Organiser: Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership (ETP), Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) Location: Online and on-site ( Design...

COP27: Green Transition – How international cooperation can contribute to the NDCs and long-term strategies: a case from Germany-China
Venue COP27, China Pavilion, hybrid
Date 10 Nov 2022
Start time 11:00 am

Co-hosted by National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) and German Environment Agency (UBA), this...

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...

Responses to the global energy crisis: CASE country Indonesia
Venue Online, ISEW 2022
Date 14 Oct 2022
Start time 05:30 am

The First Indonesia Sustainable Energy Week (ISEW) 2022 was a hybrid event to host the Indonesia Energy Transition Dialogue (IETD) and...

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