Commitment to Action

Gigaton Throwdown

Commitment by

Sunil Paul and Michelle Odom Foundation, Spring Ventures

In 2007, Spring Ventures and the Sunil Paul and Michelle Odom Foundation commited to launch the Gigaton Throwdown, a roadmap for the world of clean tech to reduce greenhouse gases by 1 gigaton per year by 2050. They met and exceeded their original commitment goal by convening a highly successful workshop in April 2008. The commitment makers expanded the scope of their commitment by engaging 100 academics and leaders from the cleantech community on how to scale up cleantech to reduce emissions by billions of tons of CO2 per year. A report examining nine different pathways to achieving the Gigaton Throwdown will be released in late June 2009.

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Commitment

Gigaton Throwdown

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$10,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Sunil Paul and Michelle Odom Foundation, Spring Ventures

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Virgin Fuels, Energy Innovations, Mission Point Capital Partners