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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...

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.

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.

Landscape for mitigation action and finance in Georgia’s agriculture sector
Publication date 01 Apr 2022

This report presents a comprehensive mapping of mitigation options available in the subsector, mitigation potential, abatement costs, key barriers of uptake, financing options, and applicability to the Georgian context.

Landscape for mitigation and finance in Georgia’s urban mobility sector
Publication date 01 Apr 2022

This report presents a comprehensive mapping of mitigation options available in the subsector, mitigation potential, abatement costs, key barriers of uptake, financing options, and applicability to the Georgian context.

Sector-level policy gaps for climate change mitigation in Georgia
Publication date 01 Apr 2022

This report assesses Georgia’s sectoral mitigation policy coverage by identifying and exploring gaps in each sector and outlines the potential for further sectoral action, based on examples from international contexts.

Initiating a fair and inclusive energy transition in Indonesia
Publication date 31 Mar 2022

This paper sets out our analysis of the Indonesian government plan to replace 3.4GW of coal units at Suralaya with new grid-connected solar PV capacity in the Java-Bali grid.

Smoother transitions
Publication date 31 Mar 2022

This paper presents a practical approach that allows analysts to incorporate the notions of fairness and inclusiveness into their decarbonisation strategies and climate action plans.

Transition risks, mitigation options, and the global protein transformation in the context of Argentina’s agriculture sector
Publication date 22 Mar 2022

Identifies transition risks faced by Argentina’s export-oriented agriculture industry, evaluates emissions reduction options in livestock and cropping systems, and explores economic opportunities with the protein transition.

COMPASS toolbox
Publication date 18 Mar 2022

The "COMPASS” toolbox is a selection of climate scenario modelling tools to assess and understand the impacts of climate action and policies.

Non-state and subnational climate action in China and India
Publication date 17 Dec 2021

The two reports aim to obtain enhanced understanding of nascent but rapidly growing non-state and subnational actors’ action on GHG emissions reductions in China and India.

Beyond Net Zero: Empowering Climate Mitigation by Linking to Development Goals
Publication date 12 Nov 2021

This report focuses on how countries that are dealing with climate change planning can ensure that these plans are integrated into their overall development planning to meet the needs of their populations.

Working Paper: Transition risks for Argentina’s agricultural sector
Publication date 05 Nov 2021

The Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) and NewClimate analyse the transition risks faced by Argentina’s export-oriented agriculture sector in the context of increasingly carbon-constrained commodity trade. The report suggests that Argentina should find ways of reconciling plans to promote its agri-export model with its stated climate ambition. By exploring and implementing mitigation options that help the sector reduce its emission intensity, Argentina can strengthen its position as a key exporter of agriculture commodities on world markets. Main findings: Argentina’s export...

CLIMTRADE - Impacts of climate regulation on trade
Publication date 05 Nov 2021

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

NDC Update Report 2021 – Time to pull the brake
Publication date 03 Nov 2021

In this edition of our annual NDC Survey we once again find optimism and confidence about progress made on Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) planning and implementation. Based on responses from 97 policy makers and experts across 92 countries, we discuss how updated NDCs show progress, how they are linked to long term strategies, and which persistent challenges remain. Our survey findings confirm that we have come a long way since the 2015 Paris Agreement. However, we cannot ignore the fact that progress is too slow, pledges are insufficient, and action is not convincing: not on...

Green Hydrogen Applications in Mongolia
Publication date 24 Sep 2021

This study investigates the techno-economic potential of green hydrogen production in Mongolia, and its application in three hard-to-abate end-use sectors - namely heavy-duty transport in the mining sector, public transportation in Ulaanbaatar, and decentralised space heating and cooking. Based on the results, the GHG emission reduction potential is estimated, followed by an analysis on potential policy options for the introduction of green hydrogen in the Mongolian context. Main findings: Despite Mongolia’s rich renewable energy resources, some hard-to-abate sectors are technically...

Working together to achieve the Paris climate goals and sustainable development

The study analyses the need for stronger integration of climate and development policy in the global South required for the achievement of the PA.

Working together to achieve the Paris climate goals and sustainable development
Publication date 20 Sep 2021

This study shows how transformative change can bring about sustainable development, prevent climate change from spiralling out of control and address the unavoidable consequences of climate change in a development-friendly manner. Main findings: In view of the multiple crises facing the world, unprecedented efforts are required to achieve resilient, climate-compatible and sustainable development on a global scale. Avoiding unmanageable climate change and managing its unavoidable impacts requires ambitious and coherent action towards the objectives of the Paris Agreement. In this context, the...

Na­tional Cooling Action Plan for Grenada
Publication date 08 Sep 2021

The National Cooling Action Plan (NCAP) shall serve as input to Grenada’s NDC process, by providing quantitative and qualitative analyses on mitigation actions related to space cooling in buildings. Main findings: The NCAP aims to assist Grenada in the achievement of the country’s commitments under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the Paris Agreement, and to contribute to the accomplishment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. At present, buildings are responsible for 54% of total GHG emissions in Grenada and the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector accounts...

SCREEN - Screening for sustainable development and climate action in green recovery
Publication date 25 Aug 2021

The SCREEN tool allows users to define their country’s context and distinct challenges, providing a shortlist of potentially impactful policy focus areas.

SCREEN - Sustainable development and climate action green recovery screening tool and framework
Publication date 25 Aug 2021

The SCREEN tool and the underlying COVID-19 recovery framework aim to help policymakers to identify and analyse green recovery measures that can effectively cater to the distinct recovery needs and development priorities of developing countries. Main findings: Climate action and COVID-19 recovery in developing countries Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, multiple organisations have published green recovery frameworks, building on a growing body of research evaluating the effectiveness of different policy archetypes. Green recovery frameworks, and their respective assessment criteria, are...

Advancing the COMPASS toolbox to assess climate action

Advancement in the COMPASS tools to provide resources for governments and non-state actors to help with a range of climate action impacts.

The Kenyan cooking sector – Opportunities for climate action and sustainable development
Publication date 13 Jul 2021

This study provides new and additional insights on the specific link between residential cooking solutions, climate change, health impacts and associated sustainable development objectives in Kenya. It builds on the 2019 National Cooking Sector Study and uses scenario modelling to present different possible development pathways for the Kenyan residential cooking sector, estimating their respective impact on GHG emissions and human health, and additional analysis on fuel use, energy demand and fuel expenditure as well as deforestation. Main findings: Scenarios Based on five cooking sector...

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

The CASE projects seeks to drive the energy sector transition in four partner countries, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Sino German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)

The project supports the implementation of existing and development of new, climate ambitious measures and opportunities in China.

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