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The Carbon War Room is a global, independent non-profit. Our mission is to harness the power of entrepreneurs to unlock market-driven solutions to climate change. The Carbon War Room is a US registered 501(c)3 organization.
Climate change is too important and too complex for governments to solve alone – business must lead and attract private capital towards solutions. We need a level playing field: there are $550b annual subsidies to fossil fuels. There is coincidentally $550b extra needed in green investment. A $550b shift is not a lot for private capital – it’s a shift of less than 1 percent. That’s why we started the Carbon War Room – to unlock the greatest wealth creation opportunity of our generation.
50% of all emissions can be profitably offset with today’s technology. Policy is necessary but not sufficient. A complementary and different skill-set to traditional efforts is needed – focused on making markets work better and unleashing capital. We need to invest in the tools to move capital. We need to focus on each sector, not a one size fits all.
Carbon War Room is ultimately working towards the removal of 17 gigatons of anthropogenic carbon.
The Carbon War Room acts on a simple truth: that real progress is rarely driven by policy makers, but is instead led by visionaries who find opportunities that others have missed. Our work brings together entrepreneurs, technology experts, financiers, and action-oriented government leaders to find ways to make an immediate difference at sufficient scale to avert catastrophe.
The Carbon War Room seeks funding from three main sources: individuals, corporations and foundations. These funding sources provide the capital for organizational overhead, new potential operations and active operations. The founders of the Carbon War Room fund all core operational overhead. 100 percent of every dollar from other funding sources goes towards the bottom line our Operations, Network Engagement and Research programs.
Established in 2009, Carbon War Room was founded by Sir Richard Branson and incubated within his charity, Virgin Unite. Richard was joined by a select group of like-minded entrepreneurs. They are an amazing group of individuals. We encourage you to learn more about them: who-we-are/founders.
In less than two years, the Carbon War Room has established itself as a unique player in the global effort to fight climate change, offering a space where entrepreneurs, government and business leaders, and other key stakeholders can come together to find immediate solutions to the challenge of bringing carbon-cutting strategies to unprecedented scale.