EIT Climate-KIC is a European knowledge and innovation community, working towards a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy.

Keeping global temperature rise below 2˚C necessitates unprecedented change: new social dynamics, ways of doing business, capital flows, policymaking, economic models, and new ways of living. No one organisation can solve climate change on its own.
We catalyse the rapid innovation needed across sectors by convening the brightest minds to tackle challenges, empowering leaders through capacity building, and seed funding the most promising climate-positive businesses.

What We Do
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>€550m capital raised in external investment by our start-ups
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>1000 climate-positive companies incubated
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2.240 jobs created through our start-up community
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313 partners
Innovation priorities We prioritise our activities around sector areas, or systems, where developing climate innovation along impact pathways can have the most potential for environmental gain and continued prosperity.
Urban
Transitions

Cities account for 70 per cent of worldwide emissions, but they are also at the heart of the solution.

We actively accelerate the transformation of buildings, infrastructure and transport systems to be low carbon and resilient.

Sustainable
Production
Systems

The industrial sector is responsible for a third of total global GHG emissions.

We lay the foundations for carbon-neutral manufacturing systems and material flows in urban areas and industrial regions, through circular economy principles and creating added value among stakeholders.

Sustainable
Land Use

Agriculture, forestry and other land uses account for 24 per cent of greenhouse gases emissions, second only to energy production.

We pave the way for efficient, low-carbon agriculture, advancing the bio-economy, and building resilience into food and forest value chains.

Decision
Metrics &
Finance

There is no lack of finance - but there is a lack of bankable green assets.

We develop metrics and financial mechanisms that matter in order to mobilise and redirect the finance needed to quickly scale-up climate action.

NEWS & INSIGHTS Latest updates & innovations
IN THE NEWS
City Finance Lab completes successful pilot with City of Bologna

Supported by EIT Climate KIC’s Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL) and South Pole Group, City Finance Lab,...

City Finance Lab completes successful pilot with City of Bologna
OPINION
We need mandatory due diligence on investments, says EU rapporteur
Molly Scott Cato MEP for the South West of England and Gibraltar; Green Party speaker on Brexit and on Finance
We need mandatory due diligence on investments, says EU rapporteur
In Detail
Increasing the resilience and sustainability of European forests

What are the climate challenges faced by European temperate forests? What is their potential for climate mitigation, directly, and by relieving commercial pressures on...

Increasing the resilience and sustainability of European forests
In our community
Interview with Christopher Lee, CEO, Climate-KIC Australia
Interview with Christopher Lee, CEO, Climate-KIC Australia
Innovation spotlight
How mushroom mycelia are transforming industrial materials

In Innovation Spotlight, we explore some of the most promising innovations from around our community. This week,...

How mushroom mycelia are transforming industrial materials
THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP