our mission

cut global carbon emissions at speed and scale—to secure a better future for all

A central question of our time is how we transition our society to clean energy fast enough to confront the climate crisis. The short answer is designing and implementing energy policy in the world’s major emitting countries over the next decade.

Effective policies can reduce emissions at speed and scale, save money, create new jobs, and improve public health. Clean energy now costs less than fossil fuels, making it cheaper to save the Earth than to destroy it. Accelerating this transition at the pace the world’s scientists tell us is necessary to ensure a safe climate is the imperative we all face, and the mission Climate Imperative has undertaken.

This goal is now within reach thanks to several smart policy decisions in 2021 and 2022: The United States’ Inflation Reduction Act, China’s 1+N climate policies, and the European Union’s Green Deal, to name a few

But far more work remains to be done—and science tells us this is the key decade. Policy decisions that will be made over the next five years will determine if we win or lose on climate. By partnering with experienced organizations, Climate Imperative aims to ensure these critical decisions drive emissions reductions and secure a safe climate future. 

our values



We are energized by the magnitude of our mission and united by a desire to make a serious difference. We aim to win substantial carbon reductions as quickly as possible.

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Climate change is one of the most urgent equity issues of our time. Within our teams and in our work, we are dedicated to achieving not just a sustainable world, but a more equitable one.

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We support and respect the organizations with whom we partner. We take an earnest and open-minded approach to our work, seeking feedback and adapting to increase our efficacy. As an organization, we seek results, not recognition.

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With time in short supply, we must concentrate our efforts on the actions that matter most. This requires analytical rigor and tough choices about where we can make the biggest difference.

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