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

In the context of Indonesia embarking on a transition of its electricity system the objective of this report and the accompanying open-source Excel model, ‘JET-FIN’ is to identify and approximate key finance needs to support its successful and just delivery.

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

Despite recent spikes in the global price of LNG, Senegal's fossil fuel hopes may be dashed with global trends. Scaled up renewable energy deployment, and electrification of gas end uses are increasingly likely to reduce global LNG demand. Before going all in on offshore oil and gas development, it is important that Senegal considers transition risks, its relative competitiveness, and what alternatives the Just Energy Transition Partnership may offer.

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

An overview of what has been achieved in the last decade in international climate policy at the global level focussing on the positive trends.

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 record-high temperatures and climate change impacts, which are rapidly increasing in frequency and intensity, causing loss of livelihoods around the globe, and particularly in vulnerable developing countries. We hear more and more voices saying that “we will not make it” and “we are doomed”. However, the past decades have shown that positive change can happen faster than expected and that we have all the tools to protect this planet and its inhabitants. COP28 has a...

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 Transition Partnership it announced one year ago, we take a look at implications for the workers and communities that currently depend on its large and growing coal sector.

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

This webinar will delve into the key principles of Green Cooling and explore the opportunities associated with promoting eco-friendly finance solutions for Green Cooling. Furthermore, the webinar will illustrate how financial institutions can embed Green Cooling into the wider context of the Sustainable Finance Agenda. Ultimately, the speakers will present a structured, stepwise approach for the development of a Green Cooling loan product.

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

This event was a pre-meeting workshop to the 35th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP35). The objective of the workshop was to share information, experiences and lessons learned, as well as assess challenges related to ways of improving availability and accessibility to energy-efficient equipment and equipment using low- or zero-global-warming-potential alternatives during the implementation of the Kigali Amendment. The workshop’s outcomes will feed into discussions at the MOP35.

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

In this workshop, which is part of the Sino-German Climate Change Policy Exchange Seminar, NewClimate gave an introduction to the European CBAM and presented CBAM's implications for China in more detail.

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

This report assesses the G20 members’ long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies (LTS) to identify commonalities, opportunities for international cooperation, and gaps that can be addressed in future LTS submissions.

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

This report is part of a report series looking into investments needed to meet the climate mitigation objectives of the Paris Agreement in Latin America and the Caribbean with this edition focusing on the agriculture and food sector

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 16:00

For London Climate Action Week, this side event aims to address the information gaps regarding financial needs and explore principles for international support to achieve net-zero targets and just transitions.

The role of international climate finance for bridging the low carbon investment gap
Publication date 29 Jun 2023

This paper outlines why there is need for better information on financial needs and introduces nine exploratory principles to consider in the context of international support to achieve net zero targets. The outlined principles offer a starting point for understanding and defining the finance and support needed to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement with a focus on scaling ambition and facilitating just transitions. Several actions by donors and recipient countries are suggested to better inform international climate finance needs:

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

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 energy-intensive export products, and the implementation of NDC and Net Zero goals.

Renewable Senegal
Publication date 02 Jun 2023

Senegal is a country with abundant renewable resources. The national strategy for an “Emerging Senegal” charts a path to become a middle-income country by 2035. This report provides recommendations for engagement for German-Senegalese development cooperation towards a sustainable future.

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 this blog, we look at the exposure of major Southeast Asian economies to CBAM in its likely future form and apply an economic model (CLIMTRADE) to appraise several broader considerations that may arise from distortions to global trade flows.

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 of 2022, except in limited and clearly defined circumstances that are consistent with a 1.5°C warming limit and the goals of the Paris Agreement. Under the 2022 German Presidency, G7 leaders’ communiqué echoed the spirit of the Glasgow commitment. While the communiqué recognizes the exceptional circumstances stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it stresses that any temporary publicly supported investment must still be “ consistent with our climate...

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

In this event, high-ranking representatives of partner countries from Southeast Asia and international development partners, and civil society discussed the role of international partners in accelerating just coal transition in Southeast Asia.

The role of hydrogen in decarbonisation - Investment opportunities for Latin America
Publication date 23 Feb 2023

This report assesses the role of hydrogen in several Paris-aligned decarbonisation scenarios and their implications for the Latin American region. It makes a comprehensive assessment of several hydrogen applications considering technology readiness, temporality, and regional context. The results provide insights to policy makers, public and private investors on the best opportunities for hydrogen in the short term.

Finance needs for Indonesia’s Just Energy Transition Partnership

Assessing the financial requirements for a socially just power sector transition that delivers for people and the climate

Tracking the progress of subnational and non-state climate action

This project aims to further advance the understanding of the universe of global subnational and non-state climate action, the potential impact of these actors on global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their actual progress.

No more fuel to the fire
Publication date 11 Nov 2022

This report was developed under the Clean and Affordable Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) project, analysing the impacts and long-term policy implications of the global energy crisis on Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

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

Co-hosted by National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) and German Environment Agency (UBA), this event invited climate envoys of Germany and China, senior experts and academics, research institutions to discuss how international cooperation can contribute to the NDCs and long-term strategies. The event started at 11h00 EET / 10h00 CET. Speakers: Frauke RÖSER, Co-founder of the NewClimate Institute XU Huaqing, Director-General of National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), the co-Leading Institute of the Sino-German...

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

Financing a just transition requires understanding of sector- and country specific circumstances, innovative solutions as well as buy-in at the highest political level. At the same time global financial regulations, standards and norms need to be aligned with just and green transition requirements. Speakers: Aki Kachi (NewClimate Institute, Germany) Mihir Swarup Sharma (ORF, India), Arjan De Haan (IDRC, Canada) Daniela Gabor (UWE Bristol – via FJJ/FEPS) tbc Suranjali Tandon (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy- India via FJJ/FEPS) tbc Fabby Tumiwa (IESR, Indonesia), tbc The event...

Coal phase-out and just transitions
Publication date 10 Nov 2022

We examine the impact of coal transitions on workers, communities, and corporations in several European countries and explore the processes, policies, and programmes implemented to manage the transition, drawing lessons for our partners in China.

Long-term scenarios of Thai energy transition and socioeconomic implications
Publication date 08 Nov 2022

This report analyses key transition strategies in power, transport, and industry sectors that steer the Thai energy sector towards a carbon neutral pathway. The long-term term energy scenarios suggest that decarbonizing the energy sector is not only feasible but would also bring benefits to Thai economy, increase energy security, strengthen environmental sustainability, and reduce air pollution and health-related impacts.

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