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Climate Catalyst

Joined in April 2021

About Us

Climate Catalyst is a new international organisation seeking to make a distinct and important contribution to tackling climate change — the greatest challenge facing humanity.  

Our analysis: to overcome this challenge we need to generate the political and societal will to secure action to rapidly reduce emissions from different sectors, in particular from national governments. An incredible array of leaders is building pressure to achieve this. The climate community has many heroes, many incredible organisations, and many victories. But we must secure a decisive shift in this decade. To do so we believe that we need to deepen trust and collaboration among these organisations and to expand this community. We aim to make a significant contribution to this. 

As a strategic convenor, we will bring together civil society, business and new champions for climate action. We will enable high-impact international and national coalitions to secure decisive action by governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, likely focusing on two to four issues annually. We will not focus on the international negotiating process.

In addition to convening campaigns Climate Catalyst also aims to deliver wider and lasting benefits to the climate struggle, by enhancing connections and learning on how we achieve our shared goals among a diverse network of allies including the private sector. 

The organisation will be governed by a small Advisory Board of individuals playing leadership roles in the climate community, and personally committed to enhancing collaboration. A Strategic Council of senior figures from a wide range of organisations will also be established.

Climate Catalyst is currently housed by fiscal sponsor Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, who are responsible for issuing contracts. 

Climate Catalyst is a new international organisation seeking to make a distinct and important contribution to tackling climate change — the greatest challenge facing humanity.  

Our analysis: to overcome this challenge we need to generate…

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  • Environment & Sustainability

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