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Iniciativa CATALI.5°T: Fomentar empresas emergentes climáticas en América Latina

Programa de Emprendimiento Climático en América Latina 

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  • Comitente

    Ministerio Federal de Cooperación Económica y Desarrollo (BMZ)

  • Entidad cofinanciadora

    Fondo Verde para el Clima (FVC)

  • País

    Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, México, Perú, República Dominicana

  • Institución responsable a nivel político


  • Duración total

    2022 - 2026

  • Otras partes involucradas

    Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (México)

  • Productos y conocimientos especializados

    clima, medio ambiente, gestión de los recursos naturales

Evento de lanzamiento de la iniciativa CATALI.5°T en el marco del Festival de Financiamiento Sostenible en México.

Situación de partida

It is still possible to limit global warming to 1.5°C if all sections of the global economy significantly reduce their emissions by the end of this decade.

Technological innovations are essential to achieve this ambitious goal. Technology start-ups and venture capitalists have an essential role to play in bringing innovative climate solutions to local markets quickly.

Investments in climate technology have increased significantly in North America and Europe. However, emerging economies and developing countries are currently less attractive to venture capitalists due to the greater investment risks. These risks can be reduced if start-ups receive targeted support prior to the investment.


90 climate companies in eight Latin American countries scale up innovative business models that reduce emissions.

Relatoría del evento de lanzamiento de CATALI.5°T


The initiative covers three lines of action:

1. Community and brainstorming: The initiative identifies priority areas for local climate change mitigation measures and develops innovative solutions. To this end, 36 ‘climathons’ are held in eight participating countries. There is a focus on promoting women and marginalised groups.

2. Support programmes for climate ventures: In the pre-acceleration programme, 60 start-ups develop their business models into market-ready products with high climate impact. A further 30 start-ups go through an acceleration programme to optimise their operations and existing business models.

3. Ecosystem for climate innovation: The initiative brings together start-ups, investment funds, incubators and government agencies in regional networks for climate innovation, supporting diversity, equality and inclusion in the process. It regularly checks the supported climate technology solutions for sustainable and ethical practices regarding environmental, social and corporate governance criteria.

Última actualización: Agosto de 2023

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