Clean Air Task Force

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The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is an international nonprofit that promotes technical and policy change for the climate. They are working to prevent the most severe risks from climate change.

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Fast Facts

  • For about 25 years, CATF has been an internationally recognised expert on clean air policy and regulations.
  • CATF is working to eliminate greenhouse emissions at an affordable cost.
  • They conduct research, legal work, and outreach to improve climate policy.
  • CATF is focused on innovative but under-resourced low-carbon technologies.

What is Clean Air Task Force's mission?

CATF's mission is to "push the change in technologies and policies needed to get to a zero-emissions, high-energy planet at an affordable cost." They want to create a world in which our population can meet its energy needs without harming the environment.

What does Clean Air Task Force do?

  • CATF conducts energy systems analysis to understand the best pathways to a zero-carbon energy system.
  • CATF's staff lawyers work with other nonprofit organisations to litigate clean power cases in the U.S.
  • CATF conducts climate outreach and education. They host symposiums, technical seminars, workshops, and expert roundtables.

Why do we recommend Clean Air Task Force?

  • Founders Pledge investigated CATF and writes: "We have been consistently impressed by the quality of the research that Clean Air Task Force produces, finding it to be well-reasoned and even-handed. Their team is widely respected among the various climate experts, academics and activists that we have spoken to."
  • CATF has been vetted by EA Funds and you can donate to them through the EA Funds platform.
  • According to Founders Pledge, CATF has a strong track record of achieving state and federal policy change in the U.S.

To learn more about the Clean Air Task Force, we recommend reading Founders Pledge's detailed report.