Science says that we must cap global warming at 1.5°C to avoid the disastrous effects of climate change. To be in with a fighting chance at doing this, we must halve global emissions in the next 10 years–that's why the 2020s have to be the Climate Decade.
Find out more about how we're driving climate action, fast.
Our mission is to drive climate action. Fast.
Our goal is for a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all.
What we do
We make it happen: we convince, challenge and help organisations to make commitments, then turn them into action.
We multiply it: we build and run networks. We join up organisations to unlock the power of collective action that shares the same ambitions and creates influence.
We shout about it: we share what we achieve together to show more organisations what they could do.
How we do it
Scale: we power large networks and hold each organisation accountable.
Speed: we focus on action now - not action tomorrow.
Collaboration: we share what we achieve together to show other organisations what they could do.
Who we work with
We work with leaders and decision makers from business and government because they shape the market frameworks that can help the world achieve net zero emissions by 2050. They have the tools and influence to make it possible in the time we have left.
The systems we work in
We are also Secretariat to the Under2 Coalition - the largest network of states and regions globally committed to climate action.
And we host Climate Week NYC, which annually brings together voices from across business, government and civil society to discuss and implement climate action now.
More about our governance and operations.
The Climate Change Organisation, which is known as and trades as the Climate Group, is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 4964424 and charity number 1102909. It was incorporated in November 2003 and gained charitable status in March 2004. The Climate Group’s statutory objects and powers are established in a Memorandum of Association, and the company is governed under its Articles of Association.
The Climate Group is headquartered in London with our registered office address at The Clove Building, 4 Maguire Street, London SE1 2NQ.
To ensure we can deliver on our global mission and objectives we also operate through legal entities and their offices in various geographic regions. Our head office’s relationship with these regional offices is underpinned by legal arrangements which cover co-ordination of strategy and work programmes, funding and licensing of the Climate Group name and associated trademarks.
United States of America
The Climate Group, Inc. with EIN Number 43-2073566, is based in New York City and was incorporated on 5 March 2004. It is a registered 501(c)3 charity with full IRS exemption.
M/s TCCO India Private Limited, with CIN Number U74999DL2018PTC334187, was incorporated on 21 May 2018 and is based in New Delhi. The Climate Group is the majority shareholder of TCCO India Pvt. Ltd.
The Climate Group (Europe) B.V. was incorporated on 12 November 2019 and is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number 860601602. The Climate Group (The Climate Change Organisation) is its sole shareholder.
Climate Group (UK) Beijing Representative Office was registered on 1 January 2022 under business licence number 1101051020296.
Board of trustees
Our Board of trustees currently comprises of eleven unpaid trustees who are also the directors of the company limited by guarantee. Trustees may be elected to serve for three years and can be re-elected for a second term. After six years, Trustees must take a minimum 12 months’ break before being eligible for reappointment. They delegate day to day operations of the organisation to the Executive Management Team headed by the Chief Executive.
How we're funded
We depend on the support of like-minded donors who appreciate the scale of the challenge that we face and the time-limited nature of an effective response. Philanthropic donations underpin many of our major initiatives. A valuable characteristic of philanthropic funding is that it is often entrepreneurial and catalytic–allowing the Climate Group to kick-start new programmes which other funders can support at a later stage.
Philanthropic donors also give more than just financial support. We value their leadership and view of the world, which is often different to our corporate and government partners. In the last financial year, our philanthropic supporters included, ClimateWorks Foundation, the Dutch Postcode Lottery, Goldman Sachs Center for Environmental Markets, Heising-Simons Foundation, the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency(ICAT), the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Republic of Germany, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment via Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), Pisces Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Energy & Climate Change Directorate of the Scottish Government, Stiftung Mercator, Ministry of Environment & Energy of the Government of Sweden, the IKEA Foundation through the We Mean Business coalition, and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, as well as a number of private donors.
We also receive funding from companies and governments that have the potential to make a significant contribution towards reducing emissions in key systems:
- Directly, in relation to their own emissions
- Via influence on their value chain, including their investments
- Via influence on the wider market and policy infrastructure for climate and energy issues
We have an inclusive approach that seeks to work with the business community as a critical actor in the global economy. Corporates contribute to the Climate Group’s work through event sponsorship, membership payments, employee or CSR donations and on funded programmatic partnerships. Members of the Under2 Coalition also make membership payments or contribute through the Future Fund, special projects or in-kind support.
Our five largest sources of funding in the last financial year were:
- Foundations 43%
- Government Grants 21%
- Corporate Sponsorship 19%
- Corporate Membership 8%
- Government Membership 4%