The Climate Change Fund

Fund Objective:

To sustainably reach net-zero emissions globally

Current levels of emissions are contributing to millions of deaths annually from air pollution and causing irrevocable damage to our planet. In addition, millions worldwide do not have access to modern energy technology, severely hampering development goals.

This Fund is committed to finding and funding sustainable solutions to the emissions crisis that still allow growth, freeing millions from the prison of energy poverty.

The Fund is a philanthropic co-funding vehicle that does not provide investment returns.

Our Giving Strategy

Plan for the Year

Policy leadership and paradigm shaping: The dissemination of policy ideas is one of few ways in which countries with a small share of emissions can have outsized impact.

Accelerating the innovation of neglected-yet-critical technologies: A significant number of deep decarbonisation technologies require additional innovation for mass deployment.


Advocacy to avoid carbon lock-in in emerging economies: By funding charities in countries where emissions rise, we can help avoid locking in carbon-intensive trajectories.

Supporting the growth of promising organizations: In a field with surging funding, investing to scale promising organizations is critical to meet the moment.

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Fund Recipients

You can read more about the rationale behind our grants in our analysis of climate action and philanthropy.

Date Recipient Amount Description
January 2023 Clean Air Task Force (CATF) $2,000,000 Second part of a multi-year grant enabling CATF's growth across key emerging economies
August 2022 UN High Level Climate Champions $301,000 Strategic communications support for the Breakthrough Agenda report to spur stronger international collaboration in driving down emissions
July 2022 Qvist Consulting Ltd $1,600,000 Conducting techno-economic research and 'mainstreaming' the idea of repowering coal in key emerging economies (China, India, Indonesia), South Korea and Japan
March 2022 TerraPraxis (TP) $400,000 Funding modeling capacity to support better energy modeling of advanced nuclear power by key institutions such as the International Energy Agency (IEA)
November 2021 Clean Air Task Force (CATF) $2,000,000 First part of a multi-year grant enabling CATF's growth across key emerging economies
November 2021 Future Cleantech Architects (FCA) $670,000 Scaling FCA's work and team across key innovation priorities
November 2021 TerraPraxis (TP) $404,000 Strengthening TP's organizational and fundraising capabilities to enable faster growth
October 2021 The Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transition (EEIST) Consortium $50,000 Supporting the promotion of a report on the global benefits of a targeted technology support policy
August 2021 TerraPraxis (TP) $134,000 Conducting a high-level event on the potential of nuclear repowering at COP26
December 2020 Carbon180 $400,000 Strengthening Carbon180's ability to advocate for carbon removal support in the Biden administration's agenda
December 2020 Clean Air Task Force (CATF) $850,000 Strengthening CATF's ability to advocate for neglected decarbonization priorities in the Biden administration's agenda
October 2020 TerraPraxis (TP) $250,000 Supporting the launch of TP and its report on nuclear hydrogen

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