Climate ACTION

Delivering growth and development-friendly climate action

At Development Reimagined, we focus on building the agency of low- and middle-income countries to push for meaningful global action on climate change by all – including China, the US and Europe – as well as adequate climate finance to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and key development blueprints, such as Africa’s Agenda 2063.

Our expert team has a unique approach to driving climate action by reviewing mainstream narratives through comparative approaches and coordination – for instance, by advising and convening key decision-makers from Asia-Pacific or African countries as a group so that they can exchange and draw from the most relevant examples, rather than having solutions imposed from outside. Drawing on these exclusive insights, we regularly produce multilingual flagship reports, most recently “Bolstering Africa’s Strategic Climate Change Engagement with China”, released September 2022, which impartially explains 3 key trends in Africa-China engagement in climate change and articulates African needs and priorities for the partnership going forward.

We provide evidence-based analyses of growth- and development-friendly climate action plans, while offering tailored support to organizations and partners who wish to drive such climate action, design or implement new growth- and development-friendly climate projects or investments, or devise new negotiation strategies.

Delivering growth and development-friendly climate action for all

what we do

Keeping you informed and prepared for what's next

Policy briefs & research reports

Our experts regularly develop tailored, in-depth analyses of major trends and negotiation strategies in climate action across key thematic areas including South-South cooperation, climate finance and investment, capacity building, ‘just’ energy transitions, and much more.

Appraisal & evaluation reports

We provide bespoke designs and data-driven environmental assessments of a diverse range of national and regional climate-related initiatives and projects, highlighting key opportunities for more ambitious climate action and providing concrete recommendations to enable your ambition.

Enabling you to move forward with confidence

Equipping your team with deep climate competence

Climate training courses and investment facilitation

We’re proud to facilitate meaningful dialogue between subject matter experts, businesspeople, and members of the public that address pressing climate action questions, share a wide range of practical and policy experiences of low- and middle-income countries including China, and facilitate investment in high-value opportunities for climate action.


How we can help you

Sound Strategic Advice

Whether you’re aiming to get more out of your company’s relationship with China, identify and mitigate climate risks, or design and assess a climate-related aid project or investment, we have the experience to help you develop deep, data-driven, and truly sustainable strategic plans. As an independent, African-led consultancy with industry-leading expertise on climate action across Africa and China, we work with private companies, government agencies, and international organizations. Our clients include United Nations agencies, key decision-makers in African and Chinese organizations, European development agencies, and Africa’s top luxury consumer brands.

Evidence-Based Analysis

Backed by rigorous datasets and cutting-edge analytics, our bespoke client reports and presentations simplify seemingly complex topics often misunderstood or merely presented at a surface level. We dig deep to unearth fresh insights on climate and reimagine development. From public health and finance to private sector investment and household-level welfare, we view climate impacts and action through multiple lenses to enhance your climate action project with diverse and informed research.


Africa Climate Week Panel Discussion: Green Banking in Africa – the Reality and the Need
Creating a more more climate-conscious trade system in Africa
South-South Cooperation on Climate Change and Environment


Expert view: 5 Takeaways from Africa Climate Week 2022
Speech: Three proposals for China and Africa to live in peace with nature
The Impact of China’s Financing for Coal on Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa
From China-Africa to Africa-China: A Blueprint for a Green and Inclusive Continent-Wide African Strategy towards China
Can African-Sino Agri-Health Cooperation Champion Green Recovery?

meet Our expert lead


Lauren leads Development Reimagined’s climate action work area. She manages research across diverse areas of climate action, with a specific focus on South-South cooperation, and analyses how countries are using tools such as NDCs and SDGs to build a more climate-resilient future. Her writings and expert insights have been featured in media such as BBC Afrique, The Diplomat and African Business. Lauren has lived in six countries from the Americas to Europe and Asia and speaks both French and Spanish proficiently. She holds a Masters in International Relations (Cum Laude) from Leiden University.

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At Development Reimagined, we’re dedicated to transforming the global conversation on development by expanding the reach of innovative perspectives that put Africa first. Hence, we welcome and permit you to quote, link to, and/or comment on our research reports and visual analytics on your organization’s website or social media posts under the condition that you provide proper attribution including reference to Development Reimagined and a link to the source page on the DR website, for any text, charts, images, or other DR content you use.


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