As recently summarized in the Gitcoin Governance Post (link) by DeltaJuliet and the post (link) by Sov, the Climate Solutions Round will transition to being a decentralized Community Round in the upcoming GG19 scheduled to take place November 15-29, 2023.
Introducing the Climate Coordination Network (CCN). The new decentralized Climate Solutions Program will be managed by the Climate Coordination Network — a global group composed of the former Gitcoin Climate Advisory team who have dedicated many hours to support the Climate Solutions Round over the past 18+ months. Since GR12, the Climate Solutions Round has enormously impacted the web3 Climate space. We have crowdfunded nearly $1M and distributed nearly $3.6M in funding to hundreds of projects.
Driven by the belief that climate action is the ultimate public good because climate change increasingly affects all of humanity, as well as a mission to accelerate climate action, the Climate Coordination Network is excited for the opportunity to take the Climate Solutions Program to the next level of effective and focused global impact. As an independently managed Community Round, the Climate Solutions Program will now be able to chart a more expansive course and explore new growth avenues, including becoming a legal entity, onboarding and networking new grantees from all over the world, and unlocking new funding mechanisms.
To our committed climate community around the globe: This transition will unlock new opportunities for collaboration to foster meaningful and sustainable climate action worldwide. You can look forward to closer communication and more ways to participate in the Climate Solutions Round operations in order to help navigate and shape our shared future.
To begin with, we are launching a new profile on Twitter (X): @climate_program and will be hosting spaces soon to gather community input and ideas for the future of the Climate Solutions Round. Be sure to follow us so that you can stay updated on the latest developments including revised eligibility criteria and opportunities for involvement.
Our first request for community support is in forming an advisory team that can help guide us as we formalize our team and structure. We are looking for advisors representing different blockchain enabled climate solutions use cases and geographic areas to help advance the mission of the Network. Drop a note in the comments or reach out directly if you want to get involved.
Finally, we’d like to thank Gitcoin for its commitment to addressing global challenges such as climate change and for providing the technology — e.g, Quadratic Funding, Allo, Grants Stack, Passport — that will enable a successful transition to decentralized grant funding for climate solutions. We appreciate the support of Gitcoin and all its contributors and, in the words of Taiwan’s Digital Minister Audrey Tang (and the beloved Star Trek series), our wish is that we all continue to work together to “live long and prosper.”
Public Goods are Good.