10 climate tech startups protecting our planet in 2022

In the last quarter of 2021, climate action again took centre stage when the world met in  October at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. The consensus was that climate action aiming at halving the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 to reach net-zero is arguably one of humankind’s greatest innovation challenges.

The urgency to take action to protect and save our planet means that globally countries and businesses need to work closely together to speed up the adoption of affordable cleantech. We are seeing our startup ecosystem responding with the proliferation of climate tech startups and funds being made more and more accessible for such startups.

Climate tech refers to technologies that are explicitly focused on reducing GHG emissions or addressing the impacts of global warming. Climate tech applications can be grouped into three broad sector-agnostic groups—those that: directly mitigate or remove emissions, help us to adapt to the impacts of climate change, and, enhance our understanding of the climate.

We compiled a list of 10 European climate tech startups taking up the challenge of climate action. These startups are addressing the key sectors of climate action such as mobility and transport, energy, food agriculture and land use, industry manufacturing, built environment and financial services.

Source: EU-Startups
Author: Maricel Sanchez