Awarding $10 million to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. by 2030

Why the 2030 Climate Challenge?

Rising sea levels. Warming temperatures. Fiercer storms. Raging wildfires. We’re already feeling the effects of climate change on a global scale. Here in the United States, the buildings, industry, and transportation sectors produce more than half of greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. With the 2030 Climate Challenge, we are looking for proven, data-driven solutions ready to serve as a model for change for communities across the United States. If your non-profit organization is working to reduce greenhouse gases in the buildings, industry, or transportation sectors in the U.S. by 2030, we invite you to be part of the solution.

Fact 01

The buildings, industry, and transportation sectors together account for 63% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

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Fact 02

Transportation is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., surpassing the emissions from the power sector for the first time in 2016.

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Fact 03

Industry is now a larger source of emissions than coal-fired power generation, and emissions from that sector are growing.

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Fact 04

Emissions in the buildings sector comprise of indirect (electricity generated off-site to power buildings) and direct emissions (on-site combustion of fossil fuels for cooking and space and water heating).

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How to Participate

Learn more about how to participate in the 2030 Climate Challenge.

Step 1

Assessment

April – July 2020

Use our Organizational Readiness Tool to help determine if your solution is eligible and a strong fit for the 2030 Climate Challenge.

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Assessment

April – July 2020

Use our Organizational Readiness Tool to help determine if your solution is eligible and a strong fit for the 2030 Climate Challenge.

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Registration

July 23, 2020

After completing the Organizational Readiness Tool, register for the challenge. Registration must be completed no later than Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Application

August 20, 2020

Once you’ve registered for the 2030 Climate Challenge, complete and submit your application no later than Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Evaluation

September – November 2020

Each valid application receives scores and comments from five fellow applicants. Top-scoring applications will move forward to a review by the evaluation panel.

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Selection

Winter 2020 – Spring 2021

Up to five finalists will be selected to work with an expert team to strengthen their proposals and to have the chance to win a grant of $10 million in the spring of 2021.

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Questions & Answers

Get answers to frequently asked questions. Don’t see your question answered? Email us at [email protected]

Are you ready to be part of the climate solution?

Join us in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings, industry, and/or transportation sectors in the U.S. by 2030. Submit your proposal today. Only 57 days to register.