October 2017 - The Climate and Land Use Alliance makes public important work that explains how official national GHG estimates and results of independent research relate to each other.
A working paper, GHG Fluxes from Forests: An assessment of national GHG estimates and independent research in the context of the Paris Agreement, significantly updated from an early version, looks at the issue from a conceptual point of view. [pdf]
A set of eight CASE STUDIES Analyzing national GHG inventories of forest fluxes and independent estimates in the world’s top eight forest countries provides a detailed overview of data and methodologies. [pdf]
September 2017 - Till investigates the impacts of zero deforestation commitments at consumer goods companies, banks and retailers on the forest industry. This research draws on a detailed review of corporate policies for sourcing, lending and others business deals. The paper on Potential implications for the forest industry of corporate zero-deforestation commitments is published by the FAO. [pdf]
August 2017 - FAO makes public Till's work on Zero deforestation initiatives and their impacts on commodity supply chains. [pdf]
July 2017 - The UN-REDD programme publishes an analysis of policy, legal and institutional frameworks in Malawi that Till contributed to. The report provides in-depth analysis of the legal and institutional frameworks for REDD+ in Malawi along with identification of gaps and weaknesses and specific suggestions for legal reform. [pdf]
June 2017 - The ETFRN News 58 is published on Zero deforestation: a commitment to change. Till contributed to the opening article on Definitions matter: zero deforestation concepts and performance indicators. [pdf]
June 2017 - FAO launches a new working paper is launched, entitled From Reference Levels to Results Reporting - REDD+ under the UNFCCC. The event is webcast and attracts several hundred viewers. [link]
The paper summarizes the status quo of reporting and verification for REDD+ until mid 2017. Till edited the paper and contributed to it as author. [pdf]
May 2017 - Till presents to the Advisory Committee on the Sustainable Forest-based Industry in Berlin, Germany on corporate zero deforestation pledges and their implications for the forest industry. [link]
April 2017 - Till presents at ICIMOD's South-South Learning Workshop on Forest Reference Level (FRL) Assessment Process in Asia and the Pacific. [link]
April 2017 - The German government publishes the Deutsche Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie. Till had contributed to developing quantitative estimates of GHG mitigation impacts . [link]
November 2016 - The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility makes public the TAP assessment report for the Republic of Congo. Till was the carbon accounting expert in the team. [pdf]
November 2016 - The UNFCCC publishes the technical assessment report to Indonesia's forest reference emission level. Till is part of the assessment team. [link]
August 2016 - A series of webinars takes place at FAO to discuss how countries move From REDD+ reference levels towards REDD+ results reporting. [link]
July 2016 - Major update to the home page.
June 2016 - Till's work is published by the Climate and Land Use Alliance on GHG fluxes from forests: An assessment of national reporting and independent science in the context of the Paris Agreement. [link]
September 2015 - The World Forestry Congress XIV takes place in Durban, South Africa. Till moderates a discussion about Climate Finance for the Future. He also participates in the innovation and investment forum and moderates a session on Innovation in Energy, Financial Markets and Investments. [link]
January 2015 - Till publishes a Guest Article on the IISD's Climate-L on Data and Methodologies for Greenhouse Gas Inventories in the Post-2020 Climate Change Regime. [link]
December 2014 - Till advises the Indonesian Government through GIZ in the development of the Intended Nationally-Determined Contribution to the post-2020 climate-change agreement, to be negotiated in Paris. [pdf]
November 2014 - A joint Expert Meeting between the IPCC, the FAO and the IFAD takes place in Rome, Italy to discuss emerging activities to combat climate change – use of FAO data and IPCC GHG inventory guidelines for agriculture and land use. [link]
March 2014 - Expert exchange on Institutional Arrangements for Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) takes place in Berlin, Germany [link]. Later, GIZ publishes Till's report on the event, entitled Institutional arrangements for MRV in five developing countries and Germany - report from an expert exchange about lessons learned. [pdf]
March 2014 - Second lecture at the University of Edinburgh's Business School on How to develop a REDD project. [pdf]
March 2014 - The Indonesian Ministry of the Environment (KLH) launches Ministerial Regulation on MRV of Mitigation Actions in Indonesia. In the lead up to this Till had worked with a team of four consultants for GIZ Indonesia to advise the Ministry of the Environment on NAMAs, MRV and national GHG inventory systems. [link]
March 2014 - The Indonesian Ministry of the Environment (KLH) and GIZ Indonesia publish a Background Report on Institutional Arrangements for MRV in Indonesia. Till worked on this report together with a team of consultants and KLH staff. [link]
February 2014 - The CD-REDD project published the second edition of its Advancing on Capacity Development for National GHG Inventory Systems. [pdf]
January 2014 - The REDD+ GHG Reporting Conference - Progress Assessment & Future Outlook takes place at the FAO's headquarters in Rome, Italy. The event revolves around the AFOLU GHG inventories from the CD-REDD's 13 project countries. The event attracts >100 participants from >30 countries. [link]
November 2013 - At the COP 19 in Warszaw, Poland, the CD-REDD project organizes a side-event to present results and discuss lessons learned around REDD+ and MRV. [link]
October 2013 - Major update to the home page.
September 2013 - New paper is published in Climate Policy on Finding a path for REDD+ between ODA and the CDM that includes a SWOT analysis of REDD+. [link]
June 2013 - The CD-REDD project's GHG Inventory Training Center takes place in Berlin, Germany. [link]
May 2013 - USA TODAY covers Till's work in Paris projected as pivotal climate point. [link]
May 2013 - Project report available online on Future Options for Forest Carbon Markets in Scotland and the UK. Till worked on this report together with the Edinburgh Business School. [pdf]
May 2013 - New paper in Environmental Science & Policy that discuss participation patterns in the climate change COPs: How many will attend Paris? UNFCCC COP participation patterns 1995–2015. [link]
March 2013 - Lecture at the University of Edinburgh's Business School on How to develop a REDD project. [pdf]
January 2013 - As of 2013, Neeff Consult is officially registered in Syke, Germany.
December 2012 - The CD-REDD project partners present results of work on MRV capacity building at the Doha COP: Advancing on capacity development for national GHG inventory systems. [pdf]
November 2012 - The CD-REDD project's data processing workshop takes place in Rome, Italy. [link]
October 2012 - The Kaltim Carbon Alliance is launched. The KCA is a private sector round-table in East Kalimantan. It focuses on green growth and mitigations strategies. Till had contributed to designing the KCA as an advisor to GIZ Indonesia during the larger part of the year [pdf]
May 2012 - The CD-REDD project partners organize a data-collection workshop in Berlin where the GHG inventory teams from 13 developing countries gather to work on the databases for GHG inventories. [link]
February 2012 - Neeff Consult is formally registered, operating from Berlin and Rome.