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From The State of Climate Tech 2021, by PWC:
 

  • The world has ten years to halve global greenhouse gas emissions.
     

  • Climate tech now accounts for 14 cents of every venture capital dollar.
     

  • The average climate tech deal size nearly quadrupled in H1 2021 from one year prior, growing from US$27m to US$96m.

  • Mobility and Transport remains the most heavily invested challenge area, raising US$58bn, which represents two-thirds of the overall funding in H2 2020 and H1 2021. Within this, electric vehicles (EVs) and low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions vehicles remain dominant, raising nearly US$33bn.



From the Future of Climate Tech report by SVB:
 

  • 49 countries and 93 Fortune 500 companies have committed to net-zero targets, expanding market opportunities in climate tech.

  • US VC investment in climate tech increased 80% between 2020 and 2021, reaching $56 billion, with energy and power experiencing the fastest growth.

  • The value of climate tech exits reached at least $114 billion with over 104 US companies exiting in 2021, a 70% year-over-year increase.


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