More Climate Action. Less Papierkram. ClimateGains makes emissions reduction happen 10x Faster. By reducing the waste of time, talent, and money needed for activists to deliver on climate commitments. Our fintech tool makes this possible simply and reliably while creating a learning ecosystem.
More actors are increasingly committing money to climate action. We can produce the most impact by getting funds out quickly at the right time and directly to activists. The world is experiencing catastrophic climate impacts, and they are accelerating.
Acivism Delivers. It is roughly three times more cost-effective to send in activists than lobbyists. The Climate Gains tool makes climate finance accessible to people who are on the frontline but are currently excluded. Because they do not have the means to get past expensive intermediaries and gatekeepers.
The Climate Gains tool allows funders to work with youth activists we vet through our onboarding process.
Our solution is a video-based tool focused on the management of climate and development programmes with last mile stakeholders. It reduces the time needed to implement projects from 3 years to 3 weeks.
- For the funder, it allows direct interaction with the partners. It automates reports demonstrating ongoing progress and impact in a way aligned with reporting standards.
- For the people implementing projects, it allows them to avoid all paperwork and only use their phones to generate project proposals, receive funding, and deliver proof of their actions and impact.
We will make emissions reduction happen ten times faster than now:
Make funding accessible to activists worldwide by ensuring that money is invested where transformative change is possible.
Create a robust learning ecosystem of activists
Increase community-led projects because that is where the solutions are.
Massively increase the % of climate finance that goes to actual work on the ground instead of what is now spent on paperwork.
Speed up the process for evaluating and getting promised money to people doing action on the ground from 3 years to 3 weeks.
Ensure that money can be sent immediately in times of emergency
We have tested the workflow for thirty school renovations in Uganda through the Vash Green Schools project. A project led by Vanessa Nakate, Founder of the Rise Up climate movement. The United Nations named her a Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals in 2020, and Time magazine named her to its Time100 Next list in 2021. Nakate and her work have been featured worldwide, including New York Times, the Guardian, Huffington Post, World Economic Forum, CNN, and the BBC, among others.
Supported by the Prototype Fund and Stiftung Mercator, we have developed a prototype.
A mobile application. The tool allows funders and investors to work with youth activists with no previous track record or intermediation through international organizations. To minimize risk and provide incentives for cooperation, it splits payments into a large number of small tranches, each depending on video proof of delivery of each step. It decentralises validations and verification, so project managers at donor agencies can outsource detailed review activities as required.
We are currently building new partnerships and programs. You can work with us in several ways:
- Run an existing project or program through the Climate Gains solution
- Use a white-label version of our tool (we will set you up and provide training)
- Invest in emissions reduction projects (with a return).
Contact us to explore how we might work together: email@example.com - or by filling in the form at the bottom of this page.
Senior Climate Finance and Carbon Market expert. Having seen and evaluated hundreds of climate project applications and helped with writing dozens himself, he has a deep understanding of the landscape and the reasoning behind its mechanics.
Ethiopian-Sudanese-Swedish Designer, engineer & entrepreneur. Currently CEO of a Swiss Cybersecurity company. Nadia Co-founded Edgeryders- the collective Intelligence Company. Work has been featured in La Repubblica, Vogue Italia, The New Yorker, Wired, Dazed, The Guardian, L’Echo, and The Nation.
Founder of the Rise Up climate movement and the Vash Green Schools Project, which aims to install solar panels on all of Uganda’s 24,000 schools. Vanessa was named UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals in 2020, and Time magazine named her to its Time100 Next list in 2021. Image credit: Vogue/ Alamy/Reuters
Educated as a computer scientist, Matthias cares for all IT systems and software development at ClimateGains. Appropriate technology and frugal living aficionado. Winner of the "European Social Innovation Award 2013" with computational barter networks, a new mechanism for economic exchange. Prior to joining ClimateGains, Matthias co-founded Edgeryders – The Collective Intelligence Company with Nadia Alter.