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Climate change mitigation strategies research

About our approach

We start our research for top climate nonprofits by performing a broad sweep of potential climate solutions across geographies, technologies, and sectors. This process allows us to identify solution areas that might be particularly promising, overlooked and/or underfunded.

We then longlist and shortlist organizations that operate in prioritized solution areas. For shortlisted organizations, we conduct deep dives to thoroughly examine each organization by mapping out its theory of change to test whether it’s likely to hold, build cost-effectiveness models, assess room for more funding, consider any co-benefits and adverse effects, and make a final recommendation decision. Our top recommendations can be found here.

The following research reports capture our findings during every stage of this process. We share all research reports publicly to encourage dialogue, and we value your feedback.

Climate change mitigation overview

Our approach

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Giving Green's Research Process

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2022 Updates to Approach & Recommendations

Agriculture & land use

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Food Sector Emissions

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The Good Food Institute: Deep Dive

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Forestry

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The Good Food Institute: Recommendation

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Restoring and Protecting Wetlands

Buildings & energy infrastructure

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Cooming soon!

Policy: US

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How We Determined Our 2021 Research Priorities

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Activism: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

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Clean Air Task Force: Deep Dive

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Evergreen Collaborative: Recommendation

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Giving Green's Approach to Policy Change

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Insider Policy Advocacy: Overview

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Evergreen Collaborative: Deep Dive

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Activism: Overview

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State Legislative Advocacy

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Clean Air Task Force: Recommendation

Policy: International

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Coming soon!

Technology & industry

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Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

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Good Energy Collective: Deep Dive

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Industrious Labs: Recommendation

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Decarbonizing Heavy Industry

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Good Energy Collective: Recommendation

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Nuclear Power

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Industrious Labs: Deep Dive

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