Climate Action

Empowering eco-inclusive entrepreneurship for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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SDG  13 calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Eco-inclusive enterprises deliver market-based solutions that prove economic development is possible within our ecological boundaries. Such enterprises adopt low carbon technologies and offer products and services that empower communities to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change. They also improve the resilience of vulnerable populations to climate change, through the incorporation of women, youth and others as suppliers, distributors and consumers in their value chains.

At SEED, we enable the start and scale-up of climate-smart enterprises within our Direct Enterprise Support programmes.

In our collaborative Ecosystem Building activities we advocate for the integration of eco-inclusive enterprise in national and global discussions to ensure we maximize their contribution to climate action.

Our Climate Action impacts

SEED develops the capacities and showcases the achievements of eco-inclusive enterprises that innovate ways to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. As identified in the SEED 10 Year Flagship Report, SEED Award Winners from 2005 to 2015 saved 3,276,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions; planted enough trees to provide oxygen for all citizens of Uganda; and saved drinking water for 54,000 people for one year.

SEED Award Winners planted enough trees to provide oxygen for all citizens of Uganda

SEED Awards Winners recycled materials weighing as much as 15,000 elephants

SEED Award Winners saved greenhouse gas emissions produced by 820,760 cows

Read our Climate Action insights

Over the years, we have released multiple articles, blogs and publications on how eco-inclusive entrepreneurs lead Climate Action.

SEED programmes supporting Climate Action

Much of our Direct Enterprise Support work at SEED supports Climate Action by building the capacities of eco-inclusive enterprises and identifying leading enterprises in the design of products, services and value chains for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Additionally, our multi-stakeholder Ecosystem Building programmes engage with leading financial institutions, policy-makers, NGOs and more to design solutions which bolster the impacts of eco-inclusive entrepreneurship. Our Labs for Policy Prototyping and Climate Finance Prototyping enable core ecosystem stakeholders to design measures and instruments that directly address the needs of small and growing eco-inclusive enterprises.

Find out about upcoming SEED events and workshops which multiply the contributions of eco-inclusive entrepreneurship to Climate Action.

SEED Library

In the SEED Library you can read our news, blog and publications about how stakeholders are delivering financing and policy measures which support small and growing eco-inclusive enterprises to innovate products and services for climate change adaptation and mitigation.


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Climate Action at SEED is supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

Take Climate Action with us

The success of global Climate Action depends on multi-stakeholder collaboration that involves and promotes smaller enterprises at the base of our global economy and on the frontline of building climate resilient communities. Support eco-inclusive entrepreneurship with us as we facilitate the design of financing and capacity-building instruments that include small and growing enterprises in markets and provide these enterprises with platforms to be heard during high-level discussions.

Jonas Restle-Steinert

SEED Climate Action Specialist

Our SEED Climate Action Specialist is available to discuss collaboration opportunities, receive comments or respond to questions.