CliDemy - The Climate Academy - Climate for Entrepreneurs

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A unique investor engagement activity with global climate tech investors. Organised by Clidemy - The Climate Academy

CliDemy is a venture aimed at providing effective education, training & skills for climate action on a massive scale - to 1 billion people by 2030 and 3 billion by 2035.

CliDemy’s goal is to provide effective climate education, training or skilling to 1 billion people worldwide by 2030 - the qualifying word is effective. Our goal is to make this number even larger by 2035 - 3 billion people climate educated & skilled, which would be about 30% of the global population by that time.

Clidemy also has a special focus on climate startups and has published a comprehensive report on 500 Global Startups - Clidemy 500

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Ask the Investor series

As a part of our stakeholder engagement, , we are engaging climate investors in meaningful dialogues to help them articulate key insights about their investments through targeted questions. This exchange enables other investors, startups and climate action stakeholders to get a better view of the investor’s mind.


The following is the list of questions, and an investor can choose to answer as many questions as she or he wishes!

What are the real disruptive ideas you expect to get commercialized within the next 3 years? 5 years?

What have been the vitamins and what have been the real painkillers among climate tech solutions?

What types of policies or regulatory frameworks or incentives could make a dramatic positive difference to the climate startup ecosystem?

Do VCs need to have different financing models for making a big impact on climate action?

What are your views on carbon offsets as an avenue for corporate-level decarbonization strategy?

How should VCs approach deep tech startup investments in climate?

Even if all emissions were reduced to zero tomorrow, the world will still face global warming effects for a long time to come owing to the amount of CO2 already in the atmosphere. So it appears that CO2 capture and sequestration is the only way to bring usability soon. What best can the world of VCs do for the CCUS sector?

There is a school of thought that large-scale behavioural changes are critical for long-term planetary sustainability but most people in the engg and financial sectors feel that this is infeasible and only look to take care of CC?

How is the world of VCs assisting multi-stakeholder collaboration so critical for the scaled success of many climate innovations? Also, talk about wide lens

What special efforts are you putting in to bring academic research to the market?

In what decarb avenues, should the government subsidize?

What are the investment vehicles for the common people to contribute and participate in the clean tech finance?

What should the short term immediate moves by green business builders for scaling their businesses?

What do you think about carbon markets and what regulatory frameworks would you recommend to make it more effective at a global stage? Will carbon pricing play a very important role in determining to invest in a start up?

What is the major lessons to be learned from Clean tech 1.0 for the investors and the startups?

What do you think is the role of software & AI in climate tech transition?

Risk assessment is the major problem when it comes to climate investing for private sectors. So what factors should one as an investor consider to derisk investments in the climate space?

What can be done to avoid geographic concentration of clean energy similar to what we witness with crude dominated by OPEC countries?(For technologies like solar panels, wind, EV batteries, electrolysers and heat pumps, the three largest producer countries account for at least 70% of manufacturing capacity for each technology – with China dominant in all of them)

Developing countries have to find the right balance between economic growth and curbing climate change. What is your take on this?

What changes, if any, have you made in your own life in response to the threats of climate change?

Adaptation or Mitigation of climate change which requires prioratisation and why?

How important is the collaboration between corporates and climate tech startups. How can this be improved further?

How do you stay informed about emerging trends and developments in climate science, policy, and technology? How does this inform your investment decisions?

Very strong regulatory pressure from the top down, and a very strong consumer pressure from the bottom up, which according to you is very critical for quick transition?

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