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Creating Impact Through Dialogue, Partnerships and Investments

Who We Are

The World Climate Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation, where the proceeds from its activities can only be handed out to societal purposes as stipulated in its charter. This motivates the Foundation to act as an independent mediator and trustworthy platform across many legitimate interests. The Foundation is governed by the Danish Foundation Act and is regularly audited for its not-for-profit operations on an accounted cost basis. 

Since 2010, the World Climate Foundation has worked with and engaged a network of global leaders and multi-sector stakeholders to combine the expertise and action needed, focusing on creating ambition loops through public-private partnerships in the areas of climate, biodiversity and health resilience.  

As global leaders look to transition to a sustainable future, our impact platforms give them the inspiration, motivation, confidence and partnerships they need. We amplify their voice and provide them with the strategic insights, network and influence to create solutions that are bigger and more impactful than they otherwise could have imagined. 

How the Foundation Has Transformed Over the Years 


Since 2010, the World Climate Foundation has been dedicated to amplifying the private sector's voice, forging connections with public actors in the global climate arena, and fostering cross-sector partnerships to bolster the implementation of the Paris Agreement while integrating biodiversity into the dialogue. From our first World Climate Summit at COP16 in Cancun, today, the foundation has evolved into a leading global platform driving net-zero and nature-positive transformations worldwide. 

Advancing national climate agendas

by positioning countries and governments as leaders in the global green economy.

Convening global climate leaders 

since our first World Climate Summit at 2010 COP16 in Cancun. 

Mobilising $130bn for climate investments before 2030 through our Climate Investment Coalition (CIC).

Establishing three global impact networks within Climate, Biodiversity and Health.

Becoming the most influential global platform dedicated to accelerating action and creating impact to address climate change, restore biodiversity and ensure health resilience.


Our Mission

Our mission is to catalyse the economic transition to a sustainable future by promoting cross-sector collaboration, innovative partnerships and investments in climate and nature-based solutions. 

The aim of the World Climate Foundation is to have a systematic impact on the global transition to a net-zero and green economy. We develop and run environmental impact platforms in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the New Global Biodiversity Framework, providing an international growth engine for new impact organisations that can accelerate the transition of businesses and markets. 


Our Vision

We recognise that to confront the climate, biodiversity and health crises we need faster action and delivery.  Our vision is a net-zero, nature-positive and healthy planet by 2050 in alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Global Biodiversity Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals. 



There is a narrowing window of opportunity to halve emissions to ensure that global temperatures stay within the limits of the Paris Agreements on Climate Change for net-zero by 2050. While the biodiversity and biosecurity arenas are still building institutions for target setting and public-private collaboration, the threats of these crises are nonetheless just as imminent and important. 

The emergence of new technologies, new consumer habits and disruptive business models are market drivers for change in an otherwise slow but needed political process. Major stakeholders need to work in partnership over the next decade to transform to cleaner industries and solutions, to combat the climate, biodiversity and health crises. For this reason, the main purpose of the World Climate Foundation is to create and promote opportunities for stakeholder engagement and multi-level governance and collaboration. 


Our Community

A key asset of the World Climate Foundation is a curated and growing network of 85K relevant, high-level international decision-makers, who are actively participate in the rapid transition to a net-zero economy. Of those, the World Climate Foundation holds a number of long-term partnerships with globally leading governments, businesses, investors and international organisations. 

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