Policy consulting – UNFCCC

Policy consulting – UNFCCC

We provide expert advice to act globally against climate change. This includes policy advice to establish GHG emissions inventories, mitigation pathways, supporting the development of international and national laws, regulations and standards. We also provide climate finance and MRV services for the implementation of low emission roadmaps.

  • Our work supports the ambitions of countries to develop and implement mitigation efforts under their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). As part of the GIZ) project “Cool contributions for Climate Change” funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) we support the governments in Viet Nam, the Philippines, Iran, Costa Rica, Grenada and Cuba, on drafting and implementing refrigeration and air conditioning sector-based policies as part of their NDCs.

  • We plan and carry out nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs). We support developing countries in introducing low carbon technologies and in significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions as part of their NAMAs. We are currently active in NAMA projects in Thailand and Indonesia.

  • On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), HEAT serves as the implementing office of the German National Designated Entity (NDE). The NDE Germany is part of the Technology Mechanism set up in the context of the UNFCCC to support the work of the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) at the national level. The NDE Germany is the first point of contact for all enquiries related to German mitigation and adaptation technologies as well as for enquiries from companies and investors.

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First LIFE FRONT webinar registers high interest in hydrocarbon standards! The one-hour webinar offered a clear overview of the project activities, including both those completed so far and future actions. A particular focus was devoted to the current situation regarding standards and barriers to flammable refrigerants within the European Union and internationally. The expectations and efforts made by the project partners within the standardisation process in this sector were also debated. Recording of the webinar and presentation slides are now available for download. Read more