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.
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.
We connect you with investment-ready climate ventures, that take ESG seriously and have expert-validated impact forecasts. So no worries about greenwashing.
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.
Investisseurs & Partenaires Entrepreneurs & Développement (IPED) is part of Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), a pioneering impact investment group dedicated to financing and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Tecnológico de Monterrey is a leading Mexican private and non-profit university committed to higher technological education in Latin America. Tec’s world-class Eugenio Garza Lagüera Entrepreneurship Institute operates various entrepreneurship and venture-building programmes.
EIT Climate-KIC is Europe’s leading climate innovation agency, supporting cities, regions, countries and industries to meet their climate ambitions through systems innovation.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH provides worldwide services in international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work. With its partners, GIZ develops effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.