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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.

Systems Change Lab

The systems change lab website and accompanying State of Climate Action report identify what is needed for transformational change across multiple sectors and track global progress toward those changes.

G20 emission projections to 2030 improved slightly since the Paris Agreement
Publication date 15 Jul 2022

Research shows the emission projections to 2030 for the G20 improved slightly but remain insufficient to meet Paris Agreement temperature goals.

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 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. Transforming our diets – in particular cutting the consumption of meat in advanced and emerging economies – is a critical challenge we face collectively to avert the most devastating impacts of climate change in the coming decades. The EU imports around 200 000 tonnes of beef per year from...

Evaluating corporate target setting in the Netherlands
Publication date 05 Jul 2022

In this publication, we scrutinise the climate pledges of leading corporations active in the Netherlands. We review the targets and actions of 29 companies: eight financial institutions and 21 businesses with their main activities in the ‘real economy’.

Major Dutch companies’ climate pledges fall short of what is needed for Paris Agreement
Publication date 05 Jul 2022

Berlin, 5 July 2022 – New analysis published today shows that major Dutch companies only commit to reduce their emissions by 19% by 2030 on average, falling far short of the requirement to halve emissions by 2030 according to this year’s IPCC’s Sixth Assessment report. This is the first comprehensive analysis of 29 Dutch companies and financial institutions based on a study commissioned by Milieudefensie. The research was conducted by NewClimate Institute and evaluates 21 companies operating in the real economy and 8 financial institutions to determine the transparency and integrity of their...

Updated NDCs collectively raise ambition levels but need strengthening
Publication date 21 Jun 2022

This journal article shows that updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) collectively raise ambition levels but need strengthening further to keep Paris goals within reach.

Net Zero Stocktake 2022
Publication date 13 Jun 2022

The Net Zero Stocktake 2022 report shows that target-setting momentum continues and measures of quality are improving, but also that an alarming lack of credibility pervades the entire landscape.

Net Zero Tracker press conference
Venue Room: Nairobi 4, SB 56 Bonn
Date 13 Jun 2022
Start time 09:15

This briefing introduced a new Global Stocktake of net zero commitments; assessing the status and trends of net zero target-setting across countries, sub-national governments, and corporates - released for the first time since the original ‘Taking Stock’ report in 2021. Speakers: Takeshi Kuramochi (NewClimate Institute), Angel Hsu (Data-Driven EnviroLab), Richard Black (ECIU) and Thomas Hale (Oxford Net Zero)

Supporting the narrative of the energy transition in Southeast Asia
Venue Room: Berlin; SB 56, Bonn
SB 56 platform for virtual participation
Date 11 Jun 2022
Start time 16:45

This event was on the the status of the energy transition in various Southeast Asian countries and illustrates, how research-based evidence can positively shape the narrative around decarbonising the energy sector.

Supporting collective progress assessment under the Global Stocktake

Differentiated analysis of collective progress and national courses of action following the Global Stocktake

Introducing performance distributions to visualise collective progress towards mitigation goals of the Paris Agreement
Publication date 09 Jun 2022

Visualising country progress as performance distributions fulfils the GST’s criteria of evaluating collective progress while communicating that not all countries are the same.

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.

CAT press conference at Bonn Sessions (SB 56)
Venue SB 56, Bonn
Date 08 Jun 2022
Start time 10:00

Mia Moisio, Niklas Höhne, Claire Stockwell and Deborah Ramalope presented the latest Climate Action Tracker briefing which looked at government responses to the global energy crisis, at a press conference at the Bonn Sessions (SB 56) on 8 June 2022.

CAT Briefing: Global reaction to energy crisis risks zero carbon transition
Publication date 08 Jun 2022

The world is going through a major energy crisis as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, the next few years are critical for climate action—a last chance to keep the 1.5°C temperature limit within reach. So far, governments have largely failed to seize their chance to rearrange their energy supplies away from fossil fuels, the latest Climate Action Tracker briefing finds. Instead, we are witnessing a global “gold rush” for new fossil gas production, pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities. This risks locking us into another high-carbon decade and keeping the...

CAT Briefing: Despite Glasgow climate target updates have stalled
Publication date 03 Jun 2022

Despite the clear warning on the extreme dangers of exceeding 1.5°C warming from the IPCC, progress on new, more ambitious 2030 climate targets and participation in sectoral initiatives have stalled since COP26 in Glasgow, the latest Climate Action Tracker briefing finds. This goes against the clear agreement of the Glasgow Pact to update national 2030 climate targets in 2022. Without increased government action, the world will still emit twice the greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 than is allowed under the 1.5°C limit of the Paris Agreement. The world is heading to a warming of 2.4°C with 2030...

Natural gas in Africa
Publication date 30 May 2022

Why fossil fuels cannot sustainably meet the continent’s growing energy demand Natural gas is on the rise globally & in Africa Fossil fuel use is on the rise, with 70% of the increase in fossil CO2 emissions projected to come from natural gas by 2030 if current policies are not strengthened to align with the Paris Agreement goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C. To meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement: No new investments should be made into natural gas exploration and production. Unabated gas-fired power generation needs to be phased out by 2050 globally, and in many countries by 2040...

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.

Polina Korneeva

Polina Korneeva creates the visual content for diverse projects and research topics. Prior to working at NewClimate Institute, Polina worked at a think tank in the area of sustainability where she supported the communications team by editing videos, visualizing data and creating graphics and took part in a project focusing on the valuation of externalities in eco-agri-food systems. She holds a bachelor's degree in Media Studies, Journalism and Environmental Studies from Masaryk University, Czech Republic and a master’s in Environmental Planning from the Technical University of Berlin.

Experts
Aman Gill-Lang

Aman Gill-Lang focuses on aligning the NewClimate Institute message with the broader audience. She is responsible for ensuring the written outputs are accessible and visible. With over fifteen years’ experience each of her roles have centered around communications. Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, Aman worked for, amongst others, as a communication specialist at the UNFCCC. She holds a BSc in Chemistry from King’s College London, an MSc in Forensic Science from the University of Strathclyde and is completing her MSc thesis in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh.

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Reena Skribbe

Reena Skribbe's work focuses on the quantification of sustainable development impacts of climate action in South-East Asia, a global analysis of air quality related health impacts from coal plants, and the mitigation potential of international carbon markets. Reena holds a MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BSc in Economics from the University of Cologne. For her dissertation she quantified the financial market impact of delinking emission trading schemes.

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Milo

Milo started with NewClimate in 2020 and is based in Cologne. He supports the mental and physical health of the team through offering relaxing walks and cuddles.

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