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ClimateWorks’ 2022 Annual Report: Materializing Real-World Change in 2022

2022 was a year of great learning and stepped-up action across the climate landscape. Despite formidable headwinds, 2022 was a year of significant climate wins and real-world progress.

ClimateWorks’ 2022 Annual Report brings these wins and challenges to light – detailing the remarkable ways our community of climate funders and implementing partners are actualizing a sustainable and equitable future.

Climate philanthropy occupies a unique and critical role in keeping a safe and habitable climate within reach. From its focus on impact, to its flexibility, to its tolerance for risk, philanthropy can respond quickly to emerging opportunities, leverage the strength of innovative partnerships, and support work that leads to positive outcomes for people and the planet.

We are proud to present the myriad ways climate philanthropy helped materialize real-world change in 2022, shifting the perception of what’s possible and breaking down barriers to a sustainable future for all.

The progress we saw in 2022 is a new beginning in the fight to create a thriving planet. Renewables boomed. Landmark policies like the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act set new trajectories for deep emissions reductions. And a new administration in Brazil committed to ending deforestation in the Amazon (already, the country has realized a 34% drop in deforestation rates during the first six months of 2023).

Still, the urgency to act has never been greater. In this look back on our collective work and progress, one thing is clear: we can and must do more to work toward the future we wish to see and deliver a thriving planet for all living beings. The vital and transformative action we achieved alongside our funders, grantees, and partners in 2022 is foundational in realizing our most ambitious climate goals.

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Published August 21, 2023