Our impact

The Climate Group is an award-winning, international non-profit. We specialize in bold, catalytic and high-profile climate and energy initiatives with the world’s leading businesses and governments. Our work is at the forefront of ambitious climate action. Since we were founded in 2004, some of our greatest achievements include:

 

AMERICAN LEADERSHIP

We organize Climate Week NYC, the annual summit of high-level government and business leaders focused on driving the transition to a low carbon economy. We also mobilized world leaders in support of California’s trailblazing AB32 law in 2006, the first major government legislation to cut carbon emissions. Read our American Clean Revolution report which concludes that the transition to a clean energy economy could create more than 1 million new US jobs.

 

CLEAN REVOLUTION

We are bringing together leaders in government, business and society to drive thought leadership and build transformative public-private partnerships in our Clean Revolution campaign. Supported by the UN and World Bank, we also launched a group of influential Clean Revolution Ambassadors and are developing the leading online evidence resource profiling successful low carbon innovation and leadership. 

 

CHINA REDESIGN

Our hugely influential China Redesign program, which is at the heart of government, helped China’s leaders to implement radical low carbon goals, change the face of urbanization and create new climate finance mechanisms.

 

BREAKING THE CLIMATE DEADLOCK

Our work with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to build support among world leaders for a global climate deal, Breaking the Climate Deadlock, showed how major emission reductions could be achieved.

 

LED LIGHTING

The massively successful global program trialling LED lighting technology in 12 major cities across five continents, is now the driving force of our campaign for an International Standard on low-carbon outdoor street lighting.

 

CLIMATE PRINCIPLES INITIATIVE

In 2008 we formed a partnership with the world’s leading financial institutions to create an industry framework for addressing the risks of climate change and financing clean energy and technology.

 

SMART 2020

SMART 2020: enabling the low carbon economy in the information age, is the ground-breaking study which showed how ICT could reduce global CO2 emissions by 15% and save businesses US$900 billion. Through our Agile Cities program, we guide cities on how they can procure the latest smart technologies.

 

VERIFIED CARBON STANDARD

Launched by The Climate Group, the Voluntary Carbon Standard is now the world’s most popular standard for voluntary emissions offsetting. It has since changed its name to the Verified Carbon Standard.

 

STATES & REGIONS ALLIANCE

The Climate Group States & Regions brings together sub-national governments leaders from around the world in a powerful, high-profile network that shares expertise, demonstrates impact and influences the international climate dialogue. Our members represent some of the most economically powerful regions in the world and include governments from across Europe, the Americas, South Asia, Australia and Africa. States & Regions members collectively account for 313 million people, 11% of global GDP and 2.3 Gigatons CO2e.

 

CARBON DOWN, PROFITS UP

First released in 2004, these reports changed the climate debate forever and demonstrated the huge economic opportunities of going low carbon. Read the third edition.

 

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