Milestones toward a zero-carbon future
Author: Armond Cohen
2022 has been a year of what has been called “polycrisis.” The impacts of the war in Ukraine, global energy crisis and energy market instability, the end of cheap money, and geopolitical shifts have revealed just how difficult and how important it is to keep climate top-of-mind on an ever-growing list of competing priorities. These events have elevated the complexity of the climate challenge and highlighted the urgency with which we need to expand our thinking. With this paradigm shift in mind, CATF bolstered its global leadership in 2022 to push for the technology and policy changes needed to achieve a zero-emissions, high-energy planet at an affordable cost. Together, with support from our donors, partners, scientific and industry experts, and colleagues we expanded our reach, enhanced our strategies, and increased the size of our global impact. While 2022 will be remembered as a year of unprecedented challenges, there were also many milestones and reasons to celebrate. Here are just a few of the ways our teams fueled change and moved the needle on climate. In order to address the scope and scale of this challenge in an increasingly complex world, we must broaden our views and rethink our approach to how we develop, design, and deploy the suite of practical solutions needed to take successful climate action.