For The Keeling Curve Prize Each year, we locate and fund the best climate solutions the world has to offer. Our goal is to bend the Keeling Curve.
To that end, we’re looking for projects with a proven track record of taking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.
We’ve developed five categories, each one addressing a specific sector of climate innovation. We award $25,000 to two projects in each category annually.
Please see the About page for an overview of the Keeling Curve Prize, including explanations of our 5 prize categories.
We award $25,000 to two projects in each of our five categories each year. See the previous laureates here.
The prize application period closes at midnight GMT, February 10, 2021.
We welcome entries for active projects or programs (not ideas or untested hypotheses) from anywhere in the world. Prizes are awarded for ongoing work only (not as a reward for unimplemented ideas or past work).
From a global pool of applicants, our Analyst Team, Advisory Council, and Judging Panel choose the highest impact projects according to our Keeling Curve Prize performance metric and fulfillment of category specifications.
We will not award prizes to the same applicants two years in a row. However, if you are not awarded, you may apply the next year and in any subsequent years.
You may submit for multiple categories, but you will only be eligible to win in one category during any given year.
Important: Incomplete applications or applications that do not attempt to quantify their emissions reductions (Question #9) or financial scalability (Questions #12 and 13) will not be considered. For more guidance see our FAQ.
If offered a prize, recipients are requested but not required to:
Report on the progress of the awarded project upon request by the KCP team.
Support the PR outreach activity for the prize.
Allow your project’s information to be disseminated at the discretion of the Global Warming Mitigation Project (GWMP) organization.
Allow us to put details of your organization or project (including your logo) in our online and printed communications.
Awards:- $ 25,000