Turning Commitments into Action
Our mission is to facilitate the transition to a clean and net-zero economy through cross-sector dialogue, inspirational partnerships and investments in sustainable solutions. Our vision is a decade from 2020 to 2030 where climate and sustainability commitments are transformed via actions into impact that align with the required outcomes of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals.
World Climate Foundation is an impact-oriented organisation that works with inspiring leaders from government, business, financial institutions and civil society organisations to build resilience, and enabling the necessary transformation that addresses both the climate change and biodiversity crises. Through its collaborative, high-level network the World Climate Foundation identifies and accelerates cross-sector implementation of markets, technologies and policies, at the required scale, to realise change.
This year, on our roadmap to and at COP26 in Glasgow, we have launched several initiatives and hosted activities and events on the policies, innovation and investments needed towards a net-zero and nature-positive economy, in line with the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action.
During COP26 in Glasgow, World Climate Foundation successfully facilitated impact across several events.
World Climate Summit
With our biggest forum in over ten years, the Summit proved itself as the most important side event of COP26 in Glasgow.
Over two days, we convened public and private sector leaders who spurred ambitious climate commitments and action to reach 2030 targets and net-zero transitions.
Climate Investment Coalition
International public-private partnership to accelerate investments in climate and green recovery towards 2030.
Announced US$130 billion in collective commitments at COP26 towards clean energy and climate investments by 2030 mobilised by Nordic & UK pension funds to be reported on annually
World Biodiversity Summit
This year, we launched the first platform for public-private partnerships across environmental interest organisations and high environmental impact industries and sectors.
Hosted in three parts, the event culminated on the sidelines of COP26, spurring collaboration on innovation, investments and policies for biodiversity.
Seeking ambitious net-zero and short-term climate commitments from engaged partners and stakeholders.
Key initiatives through collaboration with asset managers, corporates and others to achieve strong ambition loops through public-private partnerships.
Statement on Covid-19:
The World Climate Foundation cares deeply about the health and well-being of our community and follows closely the guidelines of WHO and local health authorities. We have great sympathy for those being directly affected by Covid-19.
In our work, this has meant moving green investments for economic recovery and resilience management to the top of our agenda.
Furthermore, we have adopted our delivery format to enable innovative, high-quality digital services, in-person or in a hybrid format.