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When you’re choosing an organization to donate to an organization, you need to do research so you know that the organization aligns with your goals and ideals. Climate change is a hot topic with many groups advocating for change, which makes it more difficult to research organizations and overwhelms the senses with how many there are. Here is a list of organizations that your money will do the most good for to make it a little easier.

Coalition for Rainforest Nations

The Coalition for Rainforest Nations is an international, intergovernmental group of more than 50 rainforest nations around the world. From Ecuador to Fiji, the group has brought governments together to work and save the world’s rainforests. The Coalition championed Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), which ensures that developing countries get paid if they prove they’ve been working on preventing deforestation and environmental degradation. It’s this initiative, which was folded into the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, that is thought to have had a substantial impact on reducing emissions. The Coalition also played a key role in securing a forestry agreement in the Paris agreement.

Clean Air Task Force

The Clean Air Task Force is a non-governmental organization in the United States working to reduce air pollution. Since its founding in 1996, the group has successfully campaigned to reduce pollution caused by coal-fired power plants in the United States, helped to limit the power sector’s CO2 emissions, and helped to establish regulations on diesel, shipping, and methane emissions. The Task Force focuses on emission sources that other environmental organizations often neglect. It is currently campaigning for tax incentives for carbon capture and storage and much more.

Sandbag

Sandbag is a nonprofit think tank that uses collected data to build evidence-based climate change policies. Based in London and Brussels, the group advocates for carbon capture and storage in the European Union and is working to accelerate the coal phase-out in Europe so all plants are closed by 2030. It’s one of the few European charities that’s actively working on carbon capture and storage, an area in climate change that’s often neglected. Sandbag works tirelessly to change European legislation on climate change by working alongside key influencers and policymakers.

Khoa-Nathan Ngo