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Posted on on December 30th, 2013
by Pincas Jawetz (

Following the trail of – Jigar Shah’s “CREATING CLIMATE WEALTH – UNLOCKING THE IMPACT ECONOMY” we found the –

Carbon War Room   (CWR).

         The Carbon War Room accelerates the adoption of business solutions that reduce carbon emissions at gigaton scale and advance the low-carbon economy.

The Carbon War Room (CWR) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) and think tank working on issues regarding market-based solutions to climate change. While its main offices are in London, New York City and Washington, D.C., Carbon War Room also has associates based around the world.


Founded by Richard Branson of the Virgin Group and founding CEO Jigar Shah in 2009, the Carbon War Room (CWR) harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-driven solutions to climate change and create a post-carbon economy.

Its current president is José María Figueres, formerly the President of Costa Rica, and of the family of present Secretary General of the Bonn based UNFCCC.


CWR has various initiatives in operation including Shipping Efficiency, Green Capital, Renewable Jet Fuels and Smart Island Economies.

The focus of CWR includes 7 major environmental areas:    Agriculture,  Energy Supply,  Forestry,  Industry,  Buildings, Transport and Waste Management.

Carbon War Room focuses on the market barriers that reinforce the status quo and prevent capital from flowing to sustainable solutions with compelling returns. Often, strong policy is a necessary but insufficient condition, and technology is not the bottleneck: Capital has to flow to solutions in a well-functioning market-place.



CWR Vision

Our vision is a world where over $1trillion invested in climate change solutions is an annual occurrence, not a historic milestone (Bloomberg New Energy Finance).

In this world, market barriers will not exist in any sector where profitable carbon reduction solutions exist; and entrepreneurs who are passionate about preserving our planet’s resources are simultaneously tapping in to the economic opportunity of our generation. There is no Planet B.

Agents of change are entrepreneurs of all kinds from start-ups and the investment community to corporates, policy makers, academia and     other non-profits.


Contact Address
1020 19th ST NW #130
Washington, DC 20036

+1 202.717.8448

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