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Catalyzing resilient solutions scaled to meet the climate challenge

Who We Are

We’re a non-traditional and fact-based organization

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Decarbonize the global energy system to address climate change

We push the change in technologies and policies needed to get to a zero-emissions, high-energy planet at an affordable cost. We imagine a world where the energy needs of all people are met efficiently without damaging the atmosphere.

Our Approach & Global Reach

We are a more than 25-year-old organization with a startup mentality

As problem solvers and creative environmentalists, we achieve change in three main ways:

  • Modeling & Systems Analysis: Driving support for the most effective policy and technology strategies.
  • Technology Innovation: Facilitating the commercialization of emerging and proven climate change mitigation technologies.
  • Policy Advocacy: Working practically and objectively to catalyze realistic change that leads to major impact through legal and legislative advocacy.

We’re expanding our global footprint

With the support of our donors and partners, we are expanding our impact around the world. Our team of experts is working to engage with local partners and stakeholders to develop new ideas, design solutions, and advance innovative technologies and policy solutions to address climate change. Explore our regional work:

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Celebrating more than 25 years of impact

Over the past 25+ years, CATF has carved out a unique role in the environmental and climate movement as a science-driven, solutions-focused, and strategic organization that gets results. Learn about how we got started and explore our history.

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CATF has received the highest possible 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a 2022 Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, is a certified nonprofit partner of 1% of the Planet, and has been endorsed as a highly effective organization by Founders Pledge.

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