The Paris Agreement commits all countries to take ambitious steps to guarantee a low carbon future. This requires individual national governments to submit more ambitious emission reduction targets. In support of this urgent need to translate global trajectories to be in line with the Paris Agreement, this project, founded by the IKEA Foundation, shows how a group of countries, across all regions and development spectrum can update their NDCs to be in line with the Paris climate goals.
4I-TRACTION analyses what transformative climate policiescould look like for the EU. Based on an assessment of existing climate policiesin the EU and beyondand their performance,it will spell out a number of policy avenues and an overarching governance framework, to describe how the current mix of EU climate and energy policies needs to evolve in the 2020s to set course for greenhouse gasneutrality by 2050.
This project seeks to address current gaps and overlaps in the policy framework for passenger transport emissions in Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Romania. This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) – a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
As a project partner under the Climate Ambition Support Alliance (CASA), Climate Analytics supports climate-vulnerable countries in strengthening their roles and voices in international climate negotiations.
The "Climate Action Tracker" is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries.
The EU-funded project “Constraining uncertainty of multi-decadal climate projections” (CONSTRAIN) will address crucial knowledge gaps in climate science to significantly improve our understanding of how natural and human factors affect multi-decadal regional climate change. The project will deliver improved climate projections of policy relevance for the next 20 to 50 years, contributing to European research on fundamental climate system processes and climate variability.
The Climate Vulnerability Monitor, funded by the UN and spearheaded by the Climate Vulnerability Forum, aims to develop a global report and tool exploring climate change impacts, with a particular focus on the world’s most vulnerable countries. Climate Analytics leads the science consortium for this project.
The Governance Initiative for the Caribbean (CGIC) aims to support the development of governance structures to allow equitable and just national climate action to implement the Paris Agreement in Caribbean countries.
This project aims to improve the understanding of future risks from water scarcity and food insecurity in particularly vulnerable countries in the Horn of Africa Drylands, and to support community-centered climate adaptation and resilience. It aims to enhancing the climate service capacity in this region and support adaptation policies and communication.
Supported by UNEP, the Economic Growth and Climate Change in Africa research assesses how climate variability affects economic output. Project Period: 2014 - 2015
The EmBARK-project investigates time scales and possible trajectories of socio-economic transformation processes and analyse their relevance as potential barriers to adaptation to climate change. An improved understanding of the temporal dynamics of such barriers is key in developing a more realistic understanding of future climate impacts and for scientifically robust assessment of future climate related loss and damage.
All governments which ratified the Paris Agreement are required to produce a new round of climate action plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), in 2020, as part of their commitment to achieve its objectives. Contributing to this process, Climate Analytics has conducted studies exploring the link between forest governance in the Congo Basin countries and the NDCs.
IMPACT is a cross-cutting, multi-faceted project that aims to strengthen the connections between the scientific assessments of climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to help enable access to finance and help Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) implement concrete projects.
Climate Analytics provided conceptual and organisational support for the Green Climate Fund Readiness Meeting on 11–12 July 2013 in Bridgetown, Barbados, organised in a partnership between GIZ, CDB, and the GCF Board. Project Period: 2013
The project aims to investigate how changes in land cover and land management can help to meet the mitigation and adaptation objectives of the Paris Agreement, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals. The project partners findings will be disseminated through a number of tools, events and products and by closely involving stakeholders and policy-makers, with the aim to support sustainable land use decision-making.
The NAVIGATE project aims to enhance the capability of Integrated Assessment Models to account for distributional impacts of climate change and to describe transformative change in the economy. The research will help to gain insights on how long-term climate goals can be translated into short term climate policy measures, and how countries and sectors can work together to implement the Paris Agreement.
The PROVIDE project is working to build an interactive web tool that displays the impacts of exceeding a 1.5°C temperature threshold on human activities and industries. Built for everyday users and adaptation practitioners alike, the PROVIDE Climate Services Dashboard uses high-resolution modelling on a variety of spatial scales, allowing climate impacts to be explored under different global warming scenarios.
The Regional Climate Champion Project is an initiative undertaken by Climate Analytics gGmbH in partnership with regional stakeholders. The project’s focus is on building a regional coalition for ambition for implementation of the Paris Agreement.
SLICE is investigating Short- and Long-Term Impacts of Climate Extremes and aims to develop a systematic understanding of the channels through which climate extremes impact socio-economic development all the way from the household to the macroeconomic level. This will help developing effective strategies for long-term economic development under climate change.
The project ‘Half a degree Additional warming, Prognosis and Projected Impacts’ (HAPPI) aims at assessing the difference in climate impacts between 1.5°C and 2°C using targeted multi-ensemble simulations. The simulations are designed to allow for robust assessment of changing risks in extreme weather events.
This World Bank funded project supports five African countries in developing and implementing plans and investments for managing climate and disaster risks.
The project will define a concrete date for zero emissions from coal in the European electricity mix and a shut down schedule for each existing or planned coal power plant in the European Union, in order to meet temperature limit set out in the Paris Agreement.
This project aims to facilitate knowledge exchange and the promotion of best practices for Paris Agreement-compatible climate action in the transport and building sectors in Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
The project looks into the consequences of the Paris Agreement for planned and existing coal capacity, comparing existing and planned coal capacity for a set of key countries/regions.
COP21 Results and Implications for Pathways and Policies for Low Emissions European Societies The Paris Agreement represents an important new strategic context for EU climate policy. Analysing the implications of this new context requires an interdisciplinary approach, combining analysis of the evolution of the international climate regime as well as of NDCs and their socio-economic implications.
Science and policy to assist and support SIDSs and LDCs to negotiate a strong international climate regime, enabling low carbon development and supporting adaptation needs.
The project creates a support mechanism for high-level political representatives and their advisors from LDCs and SIDS that is demand-driven, responsive to ongoing needs and firmly rooted in the respective regions.
This project looks at the implications of the Paris Agreement, especially of the 2°C temperature limit and the 1.5°C aspirational goal, for greenhouse gas emission mitigation in Finland. Project period April - May 2016.
We assist the Governments of a number of countries in their domestic preparation for the formulation of their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), in the context of the 2015 climate agreement. Project Period: 2014 - 2016
This project provides francophone Least Developed Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with science-based support when formulating their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). In addition, it will give these countries access to international climate finance and establish national, international and regional platforms to share knowledge and experiences.
This project aims to establish a scientifically robust and transparent link between the latest climate-economic science data and the Climate Bonds Initiative’s project universe. The Framework's goal is to ensure that project categories certified under the Climate Bond Standards represent mitigation actions that current climate science finds most relevant in order to keep global warming below 2° C. Project period: 2015 - 2016.
Project analysing the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of commitments and assessing which level of ambition can be expected from selected 15 industrialised, emerging and developing countries. Project Period: 2013 - 2016
This project is designed to help Greenpeace to define guidelines and benchmarks for fair and adequate emission reduction effort for key countries in the post-2015 agreement. Project Period: 2013 - 2014
The project provided background research on selected aspects related to the allocation of resources in the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Project Period: 2013
Climate-change impacts, adaptation challenges and costs for Africa. Project Period: 2013, 2014
This project provides specific analytical, scientific and strategic information and support to strengthen the capacity of LDCs to defend their interests in the global climate change negotiations. Project Period: 2014 - 2016
Upon request from Panama’s Ministry of Environment, we facilitated a workshop for Panama’s negotiating team focusing on issues of particular importance to the government in the context of the Paris agreement: REDD+, loss and damage and adaptation. Project Period: 2015
Produced for the AMCEN, the research aims at improving and understanding science related to loss and damage in Africa, as well as the existing mechanisms to address loss and damage and their limitations. The research also explores the options for institutional arrangements on loss and damage under the UNFCC and investigates the next steps related to the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage. Project Period: 2013 - 2014
Implemented under a collaborative framework, this project is designed to provide specific analytical, scientific and strategic information and support to strengthen the capacity of Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Project Period: 2011 - 2012
Upon request from The Central African Forest Commission (Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale) COMIFAC, Climate Analytics provided three multi-day workshops in Douala, Cameroon, aimed at Cameroon’s high level representatives and members of the COMIFAC GTC. Project Period: 2013, 2014
The aim of this project is to assist and empower Small Island Developing States (SIDS) representatives on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board to operationalize an international climate finance architecture. Project Period: 2012 - 2013
The project supports national climate finance institutions tasked with accessing the Green Climate Fund (GCF) under the Fund’s direct access modality and provides strategic and conceptual support for developing national climate change strategies. Project Period: 2014 - 2016
The goal of the project was to identify lessons learned from the German experience with Fast Start Finance, an initiative which provides financial support for climate protection and mitigation measures in developing countries. Project Period: 2012
This bilateral initiative was designed to support the identification, the formulation and the implementation of integrated adaptation strategies in developing countries particularly vulnerable to climate change. Project Period: 2011
This initiative aims to support negotiators from the least developed countries (LDCs) who are participating in progressive coalitions, based on their requests. Project Period: 2012
The integration of emerging economies into the climate regime is one of the largest challenges in climate diplomacy. Project Period: 2011 - 2013
Climate Analytics provides analytical support to NGOs. Project Period: 2009
Climate Analytics contributes to European Capacity Building Initiative (ECBI) policy-makers workshops in Africa. Project Period: 2009
With support from the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA), the Francophone support project aimed to provide support to African Francophone climate negotiators in the French language in the lead-up to and during the UNFCCC negotiations in the latter half of 2009. Project Period: 2009
Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation Pathways and Evaluation of the Robustness of Mitigation Cost Estimates Project Period: 2011 - 2014
The objective of the Most Vulnerable Countries initiative was to assist climate leaders in vulnerable developing countries during the global climate negotiations leading up to the Copenhagen Climate Conference. Project Period: 2009 - 2010
PREVENT is built around a team of experienced climate scientists and analysts, whose objective is to provide science, policy, strategic and analytical support for delegations of the LDCs and SIDS, backed by science-based models to assess and synthesize climate science. Project Period: 2008 - 2011
The Caribbean region is highly exposed to tropical storms, hurricanes, flooding, and naturally induced disasters. These hazards represent a significant risk to the inhabitants and economies of the Caribbean countries. The Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in the Caribbean (CRAIC) project assists Caribbean countries in their efforts to increase social resilience and adapt to climate change by incorporating climate risk insurance within a broader framework of disaster risk reduction strategies.
The Horizon 2020 project COACCH (CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs) works with end users from research, business, investment, and policy making communities in Europe to jointly develop an innovative approach for downscaling the assessment of risks and costs of climate change in Europe.
In this novel project, funded by the Green Climate Fund, we aim to provide technical advisory services to partner countries to enhance the scientific quality of their Country Programmes for the Green Climate Fund in order to improve access to funding. The services include scientific analysis, development of tools and guidelines as well as institutional capacity building.
The ISIpedia project is an effort to bridge a gap between the modellers from the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) studying the global and regional impacts of climate change on natural and human systems, and stakeholders who may need this knowledge to identify appropriate policies. By creating channels of cooperation between modellers and stakeholders, ISIpedia aims at facilitating the co-production and knowledge transfer of climate impact information. The end-product of ISIpedia will be a user-friendly, freely accessible online encyclopaedia for consistent impacts projections across sectors.
This research project is a collaboration between nine European institutions. It takes a fresh look at how the EU 2020 Strategy can achieve its goal of smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth, particularly undertaking novel complexity approaches to the integration of policies involving the nexus between water, food, energy, land use and climate change.
This project is an extension of the PAS-PNA project in Benin, Senegal and Burkina Faso. In each country, Climate Analytics, together with the national Green Climate Fund (GCF) Accredited Entity, is conducting the pre-feasibility or feasibility studies for selected adaptation projects, providing governments with an evidence-base to support the development of GCF concept notes and funding proposals.