Our topics

Sustainable development and just transition

Design and implementation of stakeholder-driven initiatives that contribute to the goal of global decarbonisation alongside sustainable development.

Climate and development

Overview

Sustainable development and climate change are interlinked. The achievement of development goals crucially depends on our ability to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C. At the same time,  placing just transition and sustainable development at the centre of mitigation strategies is critical to build the social and political support needed to raise climate ambition and ensure sustained efforts over time. Any emission reduction strategy hence needs to be part of a larger just transition plan focused on sustainable, inclusive and resilient economic development.

The development of coherent and effective climate and sustainable development strategies requires a deeper understanding on the interactions between these two agendas. Potential opportunities  and risks need to be mapped and identified. This will enable policymakers to devise and implement transition strategies that are socially just, alleviate potential trade-offs for affected parts of society and the economy and maximise synergies.

Our work around this topic includes:

  • Analysis of climate and sustainable development linkages and impacts
  • Development of tools and methods to quantify and assess sustainable development, trade and economic impacts of climate action
  • Analysis of just transition strategies and policies
Working together to achieve the Paris climate goals and sustainable development

In close cooperation with the German Development Institute (DIE), NewClimate developed a study on the relevance of developing countries...

Advancing the COMPASS toolbox to assess climate action

NewClimate Institute is an implementing partner of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT), supporting its work to...

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

Southeast Asia (SEA) is the fastest developing region in the world with an energy demand projected to grow by 70% in the next 20 years...

Sino German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)

The NDC support project is set under the umbrella of the IKI funded Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC) and in the...

Deep Decarbonisation in Latin America

The project is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German government and implemented by SouthSouthNorth (lead)...

Implications of the decrease of RES-E and battery cost projections for the revision of the NDCs of Argentina, Mexico and Indonesia

The Paris Agreement foresees regular revisions of the NDCs following a periodic global stocktake, with the objective to take stock of...

De-risking renewable energy investment in South Eastern Europe

The project, in collaboration with Agora Energiewende and local research partners, looked at the impact of de-risking measures on the...

Climate Opportunity

The research funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM), developed by NewClimate Institute, C40, and...

Capacity building for integrated and ambitious climate policy planning in Georgia and Mongolia

NewClimate Institute, as an implementing partner of GIZ, supports the Governments of Georgia and Mongolia with the further development...

Implementation of future GHG mitigation goals: Framework conditions and transformative challenges in selected focus countries

To hold temperature increase to the levels agreed on in the Paris Agreement, countries will have to revisit their mitigation plans and...

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

Climate Smart Agriculture practices in the context of Georgia’s climate mitigation efforts This report provides an overview of the...

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

This report provides an overview of the landscape for urban mobility mitigation measures for Georgia. It presents a comprehensive...

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

Summary of policy coverage and ambition raising potential This report assesses Georgia’s sectoral mitigation policy coverage by...

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

An analysis of the case for phasing out coal-based power generation at Suralaya This paper sets out our analysis of the Indonesian...

Smoother transitions
Publication date 31 Mar 2022

How to use benefits analysis to make climate ambition and action fairer and more inclusive This paper presents a practical approach...

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

Ambition to Action Phase II publication series The three-part report series identifies transition risks faced by Argentina’s export...

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

The two reports present a brief overview of emerging climate action by cities, regions, and companies in the two largest greenhouse gas...

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...

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...

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...

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. The Excel-based tool...

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

The Sustainable development and climate action green recovery screening tool, or SCREEN, provides policymakers and analysts with a...

TRACE - Co-benefits in decarbonising transport
Publication date 27 Apr 2021

The Transport sector climate action co-benefits evaluation tool, or TRACE, is an Excel-based model to support quantitative evaluation...

AIRPOLIM-ES (Air Pollution Impact Model for Electricity Supply)
Publication date 30 Nov 2018

The AIRPOLIM-ES is an accessible, Excel-based tool that estimates the health impacts of air pollution from different sources of...

EIM-ES (Economic Impact Model for Electricity Supply)
Publication date 30 Nov 2018

The EIM-ES is a transparent, Excel-based tool that estimates the domestic employment impacts of investments in the electricity supply...

SCAN tool
Publication date 30 Nov 2018

The SDG Climate Action Nexus tool (SCAN-tool) is designed to provide high-level guidance on how climate actions can impact achievement...

The climate and health double dividend
Publication date 30 May 2022

GO TO THE AIRPOLIM TOOL Accelerating the global coal phase-out can prevent millions of premature deaths from poor air quality An early...

The important health benefits of preventing coal lock-in in Mongolia
Publication date 16 Mar 2020

Recent analysis by NewClimate Institute has estimated the direct impacts of growing coal capacity in Mongolia on human health...

Saving time and resources by aligning climate planning processes
Publication date 18 Jun 2019

This blogpost is based on a paper by NewClimate Institute. Navigating the various international climate change planning and reporting...

WORKSHOP: Integration of Renewables into the Argentinean electricity system
Publication date 05 Apr 2018

Under the Ambition to Action project funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German government, NewClimate...

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 04:45 pm

This event describes the status of the energy transition in various Southeast Asian countries and illustrates, how research-based...

Anchoring the climate agenda in countries: Analysing impacts beyond climate change
Venue Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB48)
Date 09 May 2018

At the 2018 Bonn Climate Change Conference, NewClimate Institute, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and Climate Analytics...

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