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Founded in 2004 by Richard and Dee Lawrence, High Tide Foundation has a long-standing commitment to fighting climate change and protecting our planet.

Climate impacts are rapidly increasing while time and carbon budgets are running out. We have only a limited number of years to keep global temperature rise to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius. Beyond this temperature, a rise of even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat, and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. Urgent and unprecedented actions are needed to minimize the rise in global temperature.

Two areas of particular focus include methane and carbon credits.

Reducing methane emissions is the fastest down payment we can make to address climate change. At 84 times the global warming impact of CO2 in a 20-year period, methane is a short-lived climate pollutant that, when reduced, can help us make urgently needed progress as we solve the bigger issues caused by an abundance of CO2. What’s more, we have the technology and know-how to reduce methane from oil and gas, waste, and, to a certain extent, agriculture right now making reducing methane a trackable, solvable problem. High Tide Foundation supports Carbon Mapper and the Global Methane Hub among other grantees to reduce methane emissions.

Effective action on climate change must also mobilize the private sector. One way to do this is to provide access to high quality carbon credits that reliably avoid or remove one tonne of carbon emissions from the atmosphere. High Tide Foundation supports the work of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM), that aims to ensure the quality of carbon crediting programs and projects.


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