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Expand your portfolio: find investment-ready climate ventures with validated impact forecasts

Climate innovation ecosystems around the world are on the rise. CATAL1.5°T helps you find reliable, impactful investment opportunities – starting in Latin America and West Africa.

Tap into the promising climate tech potential of developing and emerging markets with us.

The Global South is particularly susceptible to the extensive repercussions of climate change. Local entrepreneurs have first-hand insights into their communities’ challenges and the knowledge to develop essential solutions.

With CATAL1.5°T, you gain access to these emerging markets with significant growth potential – like the Latin American and West African climate tech start-up ecosystems.

But you’re not on your own. The private and public sector need to combine forces. So join us: The CATAL1.5°T Initiative is funded by the international Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Regional CATAL1.5°T platforms in Latin America and West Africa are run by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with EIT Climate-KIC, Tecnológico de Monterrey and Investisseurs & Partenaires.

What does CATAL1.5°T offer to investors?


Add climate tech to your portfolio

We provide you with insights into high-potential climate tech markets, contacts to viable start-ups and a low-risk way to bring sustainability into your portfolio.


Find reliable investment opportunities

We connect you with investment-ready climate ventures, that take ESG seriously and have expert-validated impact forecasts. So no worries about greenwashing.


Join expert trainings & a growing network

You can also take part in pioneering trainings on climate performance projections and ESG in venture capital. Be part of our network of experts, policymakers, incubators and accelerators.

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Investment opportunities

Climate tech – your secure investment opportunity

The CATAL1.5°T accelerators aim at making climate tech start-ups ready for investment and scaling. We also have experts validate the climate impact of their solutions, so you can be sure that your investment is profitable and effective.

Looking for investment opportunities in climate tech from upcoming markets?

VCs and investors from all over the globe can benefit from our insights and network, which also includes investment-ready start-ups.
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Training & education

Get trainings tailored to VCs

ESG, DEI, sustainability, climate tech ... You want it all? Our leading experts developed trainings for you, where you learn everything about climate performance projections and ESG in venture capital.
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Get a foothold in rising markets

Our partners and programmes provide us with valuable contacts and local insights that you can profit from when you join our network. Contact us or apply to one of our trainings and explore the opportunities of climate innovation ecosystems first-hand.
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Get insights and inspiration

Dive into insights from our ongoing and completed programmes, best practices and lessons learned as we work together to build climate ventures for a net-zero world.
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Frequently asked questions

You’ve got questions? Here you can find answers. If you have further questions, contact us via the contact form below.

Want to support climate ventures in your area?

In our trainings you learn more about climate tech, ESG and DEI and strengthen your network.