Triple Impact Through Focused Outcomes and Structured Activities
Announcement at COP26 from the Climate Investment Coalition of US$130 billion in commitments from Nordic and UK pension funds to invest in climate before 2030, from left to right: Bárður á Steig Nielsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands; Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland; Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden; Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister ofIceland; Múte B. Egede, Premier of Greenland; Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark; Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister of Norway.
The World Climate Foundation develops collaborative action platforms and purpose-oriented organisations that generate measurable, beneficial environmental impact alongside a transition to a new economy in line with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The aims of our Impact Platforms are threefold: reducing environmental effects according to sustainable
development goals, implementing a new green, global
economy and facilitating the required political will and
We apply principles of science-based targets and
commonly approved sector and industry roadmaps. We
actively use ambition loop theory to guide the
development of public-private partnerships for a more
We are an official member of the Marrakech Partnership
under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In less
institutionalised areas, such as biodiversity and
biosecurity, we take an active role in developing new
collaborative frameworks across public and private sectors.
Environmental impact is defined by measuring the influence of human activity on the environment for the purpose of moving toward net-zero targets and nature-positive outcomes by 2030.
Economic impact is derived from corporate commitments to climate action which, in turn, help demonstrate the economic case for ambitious climate policy. Our efforts in this regard accelerate public-private sector ambition loops in order to achieve the policies, innovations and investments required for a healthy planet, restoring biodiversity and achieving a net-zero world by 2050.
Societal impact is generated through our longevity of purpose and long-standing relationship with influential policymakers. For the past thirteen years, World Climate Foundation’s outcome-oriented approach has instilled an enduring level of political engagement within a number of major global platforms.
We use a carefully curated three-tiered framework on
1) Technology & Innovation, 2) Policies & Frameworks and 3) Finance & Investments to attain higher joint ambition, new innovative partnerships and focused outcomes between public and private stakeholders.
An example of such an ambition loop, is the landmark commitment made at COP26 in Glasgow by Nordic and UK pension funds where they committed to invest US$130 billion before 2030 in climate, providing the right framework conditions. This was facilitated through the Climate Investment Coalition, of which World Climate Foundation is a founding partner.
We use a set of proven tools in order to achieve our outcomes, applying structured year-round stakeholder engagement, creating market-focused partnerships and coalitions, using sector-based transition targets and pathways, as well as hosting outcome-oriented annual summits.
Our roadmap of activities is closely aligned with the annual UNFCCC COP (Climate) and the UN CBD COP (Biodiversity) priority action areas, as well as the Race To Zero campaign and Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action.