Our services

Perspectives is internationally recognized for its innovative, high-quality outputs in many fields of international climate policy. Resulting from more than two decades of world-wide research and consultancy experience on various topics, we can offer deep insights and profound political and economic knowledge in a very flexible, client-oriented manner.

Having gained international reputation for our early work related to the implementation of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), including the management of complex Programmes of Activities (PoA), and pioneering approaches for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), we successfully broadened our focus beyond market mechanisms and mitigation policies to elaboration of Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), adaptation and Climate Finance:

Exploring policy instruments and pathways toward the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement

Together with the University of Freiburg, Perspectives examines how international climate policy instruments (e.g. crediting mechanisms) may...

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Climate Finance

  • Access to international climate finance
  • Evaluation of mitigation and adaptation project proposals
  • Support in preparing proposals for the Green Climate Fund and other funders
  • Enhancing private sector climate finance

NAMAs & NDCs

  • Scoping missions
  • Feasibility studies
  • NAMA concepts
  • Donor applications, e.g. to the NAMA facility
  • Review of NAMA proposals

CDM & Private Sector Advisory

  • Mitigation Project Services:
    • Quantification of emission reductions
    • Baseline methodologies
    • Development of CDM/JI projects
    • Offsetting, etc.
  • Corporate mitigation strategies

Market Mechanism Design

  • Design of Paris Agreement mechanisms
    • Conceptual studies e.g. on Art. 6.2, 6.4
    • Rule development support, e.g. on ITMOs
    • Country and sector studies
    • Pilot activities
  • Design of new mechanisms for mitigation and adaptation

Climate Policy Research

  • Sector and country studies
  • New climate policy instruments
  • Innovative topics such as: 
    • Climate Engineering
    • Negative Emission Technologies
    • Technology breakthroughs and energy markets

Adaptation

  • National adaptation strategies: how to select adaptation actions
  • Applying adaptation metrics, such as Saved-Wealth, Saved-Health
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Assessing mitigation co-benefits of adaptation

 

Capacity Building

Workshops and tailored training e.g. for

  • NDC development and implementation
  • Climate policy design and implementation
  • Accessing climate finance
  • Participating in climate negotiations

 

MRV, Methodologies & Data Analysis

  • Tailored MRV support as per donor requirements
  • Developing and applying rules under the Paris Agreement
  • New methodologies and impact frameworks
  • Tools for simplified applicability