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Keeling Curve Prize purse to double in 2023, accelerating climate solutions worldwide

10 climate projects & programs will be awarded $50,000 by the 2023 Keeling Curve Prize.



The Global Warming Mitigation Project (GWMP) is thrilled to announce that the total prize purse for the 2023 Keeling Curve Prize (KCP) has doubled to $500,000, thanks to a robust fundraising campaign that raised money from individuals and foundations that are committed to accelerating climate solutions and protecting the planet for future generations.


The increased prize purse will allow GWMP to award $50,000 to two projects in each of the five KCP categories: Energy, Finance, Carbon Sinks (natural & engineered), Transport & Mobility, and Social & Cultural Pathways. Doubling the size of the KCP will provide nonprofits and companies with the funds to accelerate their critically needed progress—whether installing access to renewable energy, advancing nature-based projects, piloting new technologies, or advancing other innovative programs. In addition to the monetary award, winners of the KCP receive a wide range of support to ensure long-term success, including access to climate fellows and investment pathways to increase the overall capacity of their projects.


The 2023 Keeling Curve Prize is currently accepting applications from projects with a proven track record of replacing, reducing, and/or removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, February 10th, 2023. Full details are available on our website at https://www.globalwarmingmitigationproject.org.


Background on the Global Warming Mitigation Project and Keeling Curve Prize


There is no question that the global climate is changing, and it is clear that climate action must be taken immediately. The vision of the Global Warming Mitigation Project (GWMP) is to stabilize the earth’s atmosphere and oceans to ensure the continued vibrancy of this planet. We pursue this vision by funding and supporting projects and programs that are on track to collectively reduce global carbon emissions by 100B tonnes.


In our first five years, GWMP recognized and supported a network of the world’s most promising climate innovators through our anchor program, the Keeling Curve Prize (KCP). Through the KCP, GWMP has awarded $1,250,000 in direct, unrestricted funding to 50 projects proven to reduce, remove, or replace heat-trapping greenhouse gases. Organizations that win the KCP are paving the way to a livable future by conserving coastal and marine ecosystems, providing food-related educational materials to the public, transforming supply chains, empowering frontline communities, initiating policy advancements, and much more. The GWMP track record is indisputable: we pick winners by applying robust, evidence based analysis to KCP applications from all over the world.

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