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. At EIT Climate-KIC, 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. Our aim is to transform whole places, industries and value chains by 2030, working with funders to develop and scale ambitious, mission-led programmes.
Our vision is for a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a net zero-carbon, circular economy. This is a new climate-conscious economy, where finance flows to green projects and activities, and where motivated people are empowered with the skills and capacity they need to take action.
Since 2010, EIT Climate-KIC has focused on creating a groundswell of innovation to tackle climate change. We are directing the full force of our community and our huge supply of innovation to the demand for change from city authorities, industry leaders, regional and national governments and citizens groups.
“This year has shown that we are a community of innovators that is first and foremost unafraid. This courage in the face of adversity, coupled with our unwavering commitment to our mission, has been an inspiring reminder of the extraordinary things that people can do when they work together,” Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC.