Giving Green

Giving Green

Giving Green is a research and advocacy initiative promoting cost-effective giving to fight climate change through public guides for donors, businesses, and investors.

What problem is Giving Green working on?

There is a plethora of climate initiatives that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but only some are based on the best available evidence. Supporting these highly effective initiatives is one of the most impactful climate actions individuals and businesses can take. Giving Green aims to help donors find the organisations doing the most impactful work to address the climate crisis.

What does Giving Green do?

Giving Green is a team of climate scientists, economists, and impact evaluation experts with decades of experience working at the intersection of evidence-based policy and the environment.

Giving Green's primary activity is conducting research to identify cost-effective giving opportunities in climate. It assesses the landscape of climate philanthropy to identify important, tractable, and neglected interventions, and assesses organisations working on those interventions for their theory of change, cost-effectiveness, and room for more funding.

Its recommendations include top giving opportunities for individuals (including its Giving Green Fund), as well as information for businesses about carbon offsets and removals for net-zero goals and guidance for climate-conscious investors.

Giving Green then works to promote top organisations through partners and media channels. It aims to reach a wide audience with its research, including those not previously familiar with cost-effective approaches to giving. Its work has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, TIME, and more. So far, Giving Green has directed over 10 times its own budget to its top-recommended organisations.

This charity meets the requirements to be supported by Giving What We Can as an unlisted charity — read more about our inclusion criteria.

Why donate through the Giving What We Can donation platform?

Your donations through our portal are tax deductible in the UK, US, and the Netherlands. Giving What We Can does not take any fees from donors using our platform or from charities listed on our platform. We are independently funded to promote our mission of making giving effectively and significantly a cultural norm. Read more on our transparency page.

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