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Photo By David Amsler/CC BY-NC 2.0

Founded in 1986, the Climate Institute was the world’s first organization focused solely on climate change.  Since its founding, the Institute has been instrumental in moving climate change onto the international agenda, fostering collaboration between developing countries and richer nations, and in launching and implementing pioneering studies and initiatives on subjects such as environmental refugees, transforming the energy infrastructure of small island states, and catalyzing policymaker focus on the necessity of limiting emissions of black carbon and other short-lived climate forcers. 


Our mission is two-fold.  We seek (1) to catalyze the
implementation of  innovative and practical solutions to climate change by supporting and collaborating with private, non-profit, and governmental organizations and (2) to provide non-partisan analysis of climate-related events, initiatives, and policies.