Research & knowledge products


We produce high-quality studies on climate policies, carbon pricing, and the net-zero economy for our institutional clients, foundations, think tanks, industry associations, and companies. Our research desk has long-standing expertise in organising research, from staffing through steering teams to delivering focused studies. In our work, we team up with professionals, including fellows from our extensive network of consultants.

Policy analysis

We closely monitor and analyse climate policies developments globally (UNFCCC) and nationally, focusing on Germany, the EU and other important constituencies like the US or China. Our main knowledge product here is the Climate Policy Update (CPU). CPU offers customised services to specialists and executives alike. Its central format is regular individual briefings, complemented by tailored professional briefings and interactive workshops.

Professional training and onboarding

Since the Paris Agreement was adopted, implementing climate policies has become a task virtually all states address. We find ourselves in a constantly evolving, complex regulatory environment. This places high demands on all experts. We offer knowledge products and training that allow seasoned and new professionals to keep pace with these developments.


Capacity building

Our team has over ten years of experience in capacity-building activities on carbon pricing, climate mitigation action and adaptation. Together with our partner FutureCamp Climate, we continue to support the capacity-building program on emissions trading by the German Federal Ministry of Energy and Climate BMWK.


Investor and supply chain reporting through CDP

The Climate Desk and FutureCamp Climate look back on 11 years of exceptional CDP reporting support in virtually all industries and the financial sector. We started as a scoring partner, scoring more than 140 reports for CDP. Since 2013 we have focused on supporting mid-sized and large industrial clients with their climate change, water security, and forests reports.
What sets us apart from many other consultants: We know the CDP scoring methodology and logic by heart. In our daily work, we draw on hands-on experience in virtually all relevant reporting fields – from carbon accounting and pricing through policy analysis to climate strategy formation.

Going beyond CDP reporting

CDP is a valuable matrix that can be used beyond effective communications. With many of our industry and financial market clients, we use CDP to inspire and drive the internal and external management of climate-related issues. This can be done through establishing an effective climate governance, a diligent management of risks and opportunities, the ultimate transition planning required in a competitive market and the strategy alignment to meet all of these objectives. Our CDP team has broad experience and tools to discuss relevant aspects, helping our clients transform their actions – from their internal management to addressing more comprehensive value chain and policy engagement issues.

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM): meeting transitional reporting obligations
The European Union CBAM started operating in October 2023. It affects imports of aluminum, cement, fertilizers, electricity, iron and steel, and hydrogen to the EU. Importers must calculate and report the GHG emissions embedded in the CBAM goods they bring to the EU. They must map the relevant products, collect emissions information from their non-EU suppliers, and report quarterly using official templates. With our CBAM expertise and with the monitoring, reporting and evaluation experience of experts at FutureCamp Climate, we support clients with all CBAM obligations and strategic adjustments needed in light of this new mechanism.

For more information see our CBAM services page.

Decarbonisation planning and science-based targets

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is one of the essential foundations for ambitious corporate climate action. With our partner FutureCamp Climate, we support our clients in setting ambi-tious corporate climate targets.