Lukas Kahlen focuses on climate finance and sustainable development-related topics. He has ten years of experience in the field of climate and development cooperation. His current work specialises in national climate policy planning and the development of sector-specific low-emission economic growth strategies as well as approaches to integrate climate objectives into national development goals. To date, he has been managing projects in Latin America, East Africa and South-East Asia. Additional areas of expertise include climate governance as well as climate diplomacy. Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, Lukas worked as a Consultant at MicroEnergy International, Berlin Germany, supporting financial institutions internationally in various stages of the implementation of green energy loan programs. He also has experience working for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Lukas holds a Master`s Degree in International and Development Economics from the University of Applied Science, Berlin and a B.A. in Economics and Regional Studies Iberoamerica from the University of Duisburg-Essen. 

ECNO: 2024 State of EU progress to climate neutrality
Publication date 02 Jul 2024

Key takeaways The European Climate Neutrality Observatory's (ECNO) second annual assessment of progress towards climate neutrality...

EU Climate Partnerships – Fit for Purpose?
Publication date 23 May 2024

The world has undergone significant changes since the start of the Von der Leyen Commission in 2019. The European Union (EU) faces...

Climate investment in the food & agriculture sector in Latin America - The cases of biochar and protein transition in Argentina
Publication date 28 Jul 2023

Achieving the Paris Agreement necessitates transformative changes across all sectors globally, including significant reductions in...

ECNO: State of EU Progress to Climate Neutrality
Publication date 26 Jun 2023

The EU wants to become a climate neutral economy by 2050. Achieving this goal requires transforming the way we produce, consume, move...

Promoting low-carbon and climate-resilient development in Argentina

In recent years, Argentina has published a series of key policies to guide its low-carbon transition, including the National Mitigation...

Ensuring effective, ambitious, mutually-beneficial EU Climate Partnerships

The new EU cycle represents a critical moment for both the EU and international climate policy. The EU faces shifting geopolitical...

Institutional reforms to elevate climate in EU foreign policy

The European Elections in June 2024 will define the power balance in the next European Parliament, which will then elect the new EU...

European Climate Neutrality Observatory (ECNO)

The European Climate Neutrality Observatory (ECNO) aims to help ensure the EU achieves climate neutrality by providing scientifically...

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...

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...

Event: Launch of the European Climate Neutrality Observatory
Venue Brussels / online
Date 26 Jun 2023
Start time 10:00 am

Launch of the European Climate Neutrality Observatory (ECNO) When? 26 June 2023, 10:00-12:00 CEST Where? Townhall Europe, Square de...

Upcoming Spanish elections could hamper European climate diplomacy at a time when it should be a top priority
Publication date 03 Jul 2023

Spain takes over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union as of 1 July. Normally a time of new agenda setting, this...

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...

The financial sector has a critical role to play in enabling global deep decarbonisation
Publication date 26 Jul 2021

To limit global warming to well under two degrees, the global economy needs to undergo system-wide changes. Finance has a critical role...

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