What we're about

At ClimateAction.Tech (CAT) we are a global online community of tech workers seeding climate action in companies, organisations and industries through deep, self-organized community building and support. Our approach is to advocate internally within tech, and to collaborate externally to support the broader climate movement.

Vision
Our vision is a transformed tech industry that makes climate a priority, and takes responsibility for social impacts and ecological limits.

Safety & Privacy
We recognize that there are different levels of risk in taking climate action. We are committed to operating a safe environment for all, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs or other differences.
We follow this code of conduct and the Chatham House Rule.

Membership is open to anyone who identifies as a tech worker. People of any geographic region, sector, skill-set, day job, seniority, knowledge or experience level are welcome.

We share global & local events here, like our CAT Salons, CAT coffee events and more.

You can find recordings to our past events on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming events (4+)

CAT Coffee (eastern-friendly)

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A regular, open event to mingle, share ideas, discuss things or just meet other CAT members. The topics we'll discuss will vary at every event.

As part of our #greener-design pop-up we'll ask the question “What can we do as designers to achieve truly sustainable products?” — a question one of our members talked about at a panel discussion recently. Feel free to bring examples if you know of any or just join for a chat.

We're using the platform 'Wonder' for these events, so you can join and leave conversation circles in your own time — if you have an alternative platform you'd like to recommend instead, please send an email to [masked].

This event follows the Chatham House rule and our Code of Conduct applies.

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Links & resources:
CAT Welcome presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LOhYGmQ72RLdiYD-9MNrB-gaTnmstM4nuBtHMDT9mEo/edit?usp=sharing
Branch magazine: https://branch.climateaction.tech/
CAT YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbGj6AM6oTSxqBlhMQlaplw/featured
CAT Action Guides: https://climateaction.tech/actions/
CAT internal knowledge base — Outline: https://climate-tech.getoutline.com/collection/welcome-to-cat-CEl2mz46Y8

Chatham House rule: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_House_Rule
Code of Conduct: https://github.com/climateaction-tech/codeofconduct

CAT Salon West Panel - Back to Basics in the Push for Systemic Change

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Suitable for beginners and experts, this discussion aims to re-derive the need for societal and economic changes from the climate crisis's first principles. By sticking with the basics, our path into the future becomes not about "what" or "when" but about "how".

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ClimateAction.tech is a community of tech profs with the goal to inspire and empower each other to take climate action.

We run this call to share ideas and facilitate conversation with our community.

Typical Agenda:

  • Intro, level setting & panel
  • Discussion (private, chatham house rules)
  • Share-out, Q&A

Note: In the discussions we follow the Chatham House Rules which means that participants are free to use information received, but neither identity nor affiliations of the participants may be revealed unless they give their consent.

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About our panelists!

Diego Saez-Gil is a climate-tech entrepreneur originally from Argentina. He’s the co-founder of Pachama, a leading technology startup with the mission of restoring nature to solve climate change by harnessing satellite data, AI and the web to help drive funding to effective reforestation and nature conservation. Diego has been selected as Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum and has been awarded as Innovators 35 Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. His company Pachama has been awarded as the Most Innovative AI Company of 2021 by FastCompany as well as 20 Most Impactful Startups by Fortune Magazine. Diego is a serial technology entrepreneur having co-founded Bluesmart and WeHostels, two travel tech companies acquired by major industry leaders. Diego studied entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business and completed a Masters in Project Management at LaSalle University in Barcelona. Diego was born in Tucumán, Argentina -a descendant of indigenous people of South America- and currently resides in the forest mountains of California.

Paul is the CEO and one of the co-founders of Nori. In 2015, Paul founded the first known community dedicated to carbon removal called Carbon Removal Seattle. Prior to founding Nori, he was a product manager working at various agencies including Deloitte Digital, where he led teams building mobile apps for Fortune 500 clients including Nike, Showtime, Target, and Starbucks. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Arizona State University, and his Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke University. Follow Paul on Twitter at .

CAT Coffee (western-friendly)

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A regular, open event to mingle, share ideas, discuss things or just meet other CAT members. The topics we'll discuss will vary at every event.

CAT volunteers may lightly structure and moderate the chat in a 'lean coffee' format where we suggest a topic each, vote on the topics that interest us the most and then spend a fixed amount of time discussion the topics with the most votes.

We're using the platform 'Wonder' for these events, so you can join and leave conversation circles in your own time — if you have an alternative platform you'd like to recommend instead, please send an email to [masked].

This event follows the Chatham House rule and our Code of Conduct applies.

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Links & resources:
CAT Welcome presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LOhYGmQ72RLdiYD-9MNrB-gaTnmstM4nuBtHMDT9mEo/edit?usp=sharing
Branch magazine: https://branch.climateaction.tech/
CAT YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbGj6AM6oTSxqBlhMQlaplw/featured
CAT Action Guides: https://climateaction.tech/actions/
CAT internal knowledge base — Outline: https://climate-tech.getoutline.com/collection/welcome-to-cat-CEl2mz46Y8

Chatham House rule: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_House_Rule
Code of Conduct: https://github.com/climateaction-tech/codeofconduct

CAT Coffee (eastern-friendly)

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A regular, open event to mingle, share ideas, discuss things or just meet other CAT members. The topics we'll discuss will vary at every event.

CAT volunteers may lightly structure and moderate the chat in a 'lean coffee' format where we suggest a topic each, vote on the topics that interest us the most and then spend a fixed amount of time discussion the topics with the most votes.

We're using the platform 'Wonder' for these events, so you can join and leave conversation circles in your own time — if you have an alternative platform you'd like to recommend instead, please send an email to [masked].

This event follows the Chatham House rule and our Code of Conduct applies.

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Links & resources:
CAT Welcome presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LOhYGmQ72RLdiYD-9MNrB-gaTnmstM4nuBtHMDT9mEo/edit?usp=sharing
Branch magazine: https://branch.climateaction.tech/
CAT YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbGj6AM6oTSxqBlhMQlaplw/featured
CAT Action Guides: https://climateaction.tech/actions/
CAT internal knowledge base — Outline: https://climate-tech.getoutline.com/collection/welcome-to-cat-CEl2mz46Y8

Chatham House rule: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_House_Rule
Code of Conduct: https://github.com/climateaction-tech/codeofconduct

Past events (113)

CAT Coffee (western-friendly)

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