Welcome To Project Catalyst
**NEW** Latest Project Catalyst Publication: Abatement opportunities for non CO2 climate forcers (May 2011) provides a fact base for policymakers, companies and NGOs on the abatement opportunities of black carbon, methane, nitrous oxide and f-gas as complementary to CO2 mitigation measures.
**NEW** From Climate Finance to Financing Green Growth (November 2010) and the 4 page summary show the benefits of green growth and stresses the importance of developing the right policies to support a transition towards the low carbon economy, looking at financing needs of green growth in developing countries, the role of the financing sources identified by AGF report and how the climate finance system should develop over the next decade. For more detail on the calculations underpinning this work see the detailed annex.
**NEW** Latest Project Catalyst Publication: Making Fast Start Finance Work (June 2010) gives insight into the sources, needs and uses of fast start finance. For an overview of the analysis have a look at our 4-page briefing paper. **NEW**
Project Catalyst is an initiative of the ClimateWorks Foundation. ClimateWorks is a global, nonprofit philanthropic foundation headquartered in San Francisco, California with a network of affiliated foundations in China, India, the US, and the European Union. The ClimateWorks family of organizations focus on enacting policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through three general policy areas: energy efficiency standards, low-carbon energy supply, and forest conservation/agriculture (see www.climateworks.org).
ClimateWorks launched Project Catalyst in May of 2008 to provide analytic and policy support in a confidential, unofficial forum for negotiators, policymakers, and world leaders leading up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. Project Catalyst provides a forum where key participants in the global discussions can informally interact, conduct analyses, jointly problem solve, and contribute ideas and proposals to the formal UNFCCC process as well as subsequent ancillary agreements. Project Catalyst has created a global brand for apolitical, state-of-the-art economic analysis, which has been relied upon by nations ranging from Guyana to the United States. This analysis draws upon the expertise of its network of over 150 climate negotiators, senior government officials, representatives of multilateral institutions, business executives, and leading experts from over 30 countries. By making its fact-based research and analysis directly relevant to the most pressing questions of the world’s most powerful climate decision-makers, Project Catalyst both complements and enhances the UNFCCC process.
Project Catalyst has always advocated for a distributed, pluralistic set of solutions, involving bilateral arrangements, private initiatives, coordinated domestic policies, and carefully designed international regulatory and coordinating mechanisms. The documents on this website present analysis and potential policy solutions for a number of subjects within the global climate policy framework.