Aki Kachi analyses trends and best practice in sustainable finance at NewClimate Institute currently with a focus on how the finance sector interacts with energy and land use systems. With more than a decade of experience in the climate policy field, Aki has contributed to and led a number of projects at the UNFCCC, EU, national and local levels. Particular areas of expertise include Paris-aligned investment decision making, MDB reform, climate finance mobilisation, climate risk analysis, carbon pricing, and carbon market mechanisms.

Aki has a background in international economics, natural resource management and political economy from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Utah, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques “Sciences Po” Rennes, and the Freie Universität Berlin.

From Rhetoric to Reality: Investigating Financial Institutions' Net Zero Portfolio Commitments
Publication date 18 Sep 2023

As of July 2023, 37 of the world's largest 50 asset managers, 24 of the largest 50 asset owners, and 33 of the largest 50 banks have...

The little book of City Climate Finance
Publication date 31 Aug 2023

The rapid urbanisation of the world's population has placed a significant strain on urban infrastructure, which is further compounded...

Renewable Senegal
Publication date 02 Jun 2023

Senegal has already had major success in renewable energy development but is coming to a threshold where additional measures will be...

Climate Audit of the EU’s Foreign Policy
Publication date 28 Apr 2023

The European Green Deal shifted climate to a central pillar of the European political agenda. It sets out the ambition to be a climate...

Deutsche LNG-Ausbaupläne führen zu Überkapazität und gefährden Klimaschutzziele
Publication date 17 Mar 2023

Dieser Bericht liefert einen Review und eine klimapolitische Einordnung der aktuellen Studienlage zu neuen und geplanten Flüssigerdgas...

Tracking the progress of subnational and non-state climate action

Page navigation About the project The consortium Relevant publications About the project Since 2018, the consortium comprised of...

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...

Increasing transparency and integrity of corporate climate pledges

NewClimate Institute is partnering with Carbon Market Watch to address key gaps in the evolving landscape of corporate climate pledges...

Operationalization Framework on Aligning with the Paris Agreement

In 2017, the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) together with the group of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) made a...

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...

COP27: Aligning financial institutions’ strategies and operations with the Paris Agreement objectives
Venue COP27, IDFC Pavilion and Online
Date 16 Nov 2022
Start time 04:00 pm

An event hosted by International Development Finance Club exploring 2050 pathways for climate and sustainability finance. The event...

COP27: Ready for the next crisis? How MDBs can support the transition to a low-carbon, resilient economy by aligning with the Paris Agreement (shareholder and CSO perspectives)
Venue COP27, EU Online Pavilion
Date 16 Nov 2022
Start time 12:30 pm

The event provided an overview of the state of play and remaining challenges of the multilateral development banks’ (MDBs’) Paris...

COP27: Transitioning Agriculture systems for sustainability and climate resilience
Venue COP27, Akhenaten (150), Zone C, Side Events 2 Building
Date 14 Nov 2022
Start time 06:30 pm

The transformation of agriculture systems to reduce emissions feed a growing population in a warming planet is a challenge identified...

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...

Workshop: Landscape of climate finance: From supporting recovery globally to recent advances in the CEE region
Venue Online
Date 27 Oct 2020

Aki Kachi presented on "Current trends in green recovery measures" at the "Landscape of climate finance: From supporting recovery...

Not all ETF providers are made the same
Publication date 06 Jul 2023

Passive investing is on the rise, but retail investors should be aware of the differences in the way asset managers handle corporate...

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...

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

This blog is part of a series debunking ‘myths’ about trade-offs between climate action and development. It is intended for decision...

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

This blog was first published in German. In the wake of the Russian invasion in Ukraine and the resulting energy crisis, in June 2022...

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

This blog is also available in English. Angesichts des russischen Angriffskriegs auf die Ukraine und der daraus resultierenden...

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