"Vision: a world where the energy needs of all humans are met efficiently without damaging the atmosphere."
Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a research and policy centre that combines technology innovation, policy advocacy, and thought leadership expertise to leverage workable solutions to the global climate crisis.
Above all, CATF are practical climate problem solvers. Their goal is to explore any plausible solution that offers promise, even if it is not in the environmental or philanthropic mainstream, in order to achieve zero-emissions energy, waste, agricultural, and forest management systems by 2050.
What will your donations do?
Funds paid to CATF will go towards the following initiatives:
1. Transitioning to Zero-Carbon Aviation and Marine Fuels. Examining the effect that a switch from fossil fuels to alternative aviation and marine fuel options would have on climate change and building a plan for transitioning to zero-carbon fuels.
2. Feasibility analysis of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). Wide-scale BECCS – burning biomass for energy and capturing the resultant carbon – is often relied upon in climate change mitigation pathways. CATF are examining the real-world viability and scalability of BECCS technologies so that expectations on its future role are accurate.
3. Methane emission reductions in the oil and gas industry. Although less abundant than CO2, methane is more than 80 times as potent as a heat-trapping gas. Huge amounts of methane are released as part of the oil and gas extraction process yet few countries mention methane in their emission targets. CATF want to leverage the success of recent regulatory work in Canada, Mexico, and the United States to inspire similar action around the world.