Terra Praxis

Terra Praxis

Clean Energy Innovation

Terra Praxis is a nonprofit that innovates and accelerates scalable, equitable solutions for unsolved areas of the climate challenge. It focuses on the difficult-to-decarbonise sectors of coal-for-power, industrial heat, and heavy transport.

What problem is Terra Praxis working on?

Terra Praxis is a nonprofit founded to design and implement strategies that leverage science, technology, and energy innovation. Its focus is on accelerating action for climate and prosperity by enabling high-impact rapid transitions for the toughest parts of the decarbonisation challenge.

What does Terra Praxis do?

TerrabPraxis defines innovation pathways to achieve results at the cost, speed, and scale necessary for widespread decarbonisation. It does this by:

  • Mobilising customers, governments, industry, investors, NGOs, and regulators around recommendations on policy and market incentives.
  • Supporting technical, supply chain, siting and licensing requirements.
  • Ensuring access to finance.

Through a combination of rigorous analysis, relationships of trust, and an alignment of values with key influencers, Terra Praxis maps transformative solutions onto the uncharted territories of decarbonisation that are presently absent from the discourse.

What information does Giving What We Can have about the cost-effectiveness of Terra Praxis?1.

Founders Pledge’s research team highlighted that Terra Praxis is among the most cost-effective organisations working on climate change.

Please note that GWWC does not evaluate individual charities. Our recommendations are based on the research of third-party, impact-focused charity evaluators our research team has found to be particularly well-suited to help donors do the most good per dollar, according to their recent evaluator investigations. Our other supported programs are those that align with our charitable purpose — they are working on a high-impact problem and take a reasonably promising approach (based on publicly-available information).

At Giving What We Can, we focus on the effectiveness of an organisation's work -- what the organisation is actually doing and whether their programs are making a big difference. Some others in the charity recommendation space focus instead on the ratio of admin costs to program spending, part of what we’ve termed the “overhead myth.” See why overhead isn’t the full story and learn more about our approach to charity evaluation.