The Prize


Created in 2017, the Keeling Curve Prize rewards a diverse selection of projects reducing greenhouse gas emissions or increasing carbon uptake.

The first-year categories were Energy Storage, Climate-Smart Agriculture, Distributed/Decentralized Energy, and the game-changer, 'The Accelerator.'


Energy Storage:

Distributed/Decentralized Energy:

Climate-Smart Agriculture:

The Accelerator:


Our Mission

At the Keeling Curve Prize, we recognize that our duty to draw down emissions and slow global warming requires the success of not just one silver bullet, but of an evolving network of solutions. Without swift implementation of wide-ranging and divergent strategies, we won't decelerate global warming and its consequences.

Our mission, to promote this coalition, is accomplished with $25,000 in prize money awarded to not only one, but to ten projects annually- we expect this award to double and triple. In addition, we stay alongside our winners, learning about their challenges and victories. We form relationships with other organizations, foundations, leaders, experts, and mentors, in order to boost the visibility and resources, and therefore, the successes of the projects we are so proud to promote.   

When you've been recognized by The Keeling Curve Prize, you've found an ally.    

The Keeling Curve Prize is a wonderful way to continue the process of harnessing the best ideas to help combat climate change.
— David Bookbinder, Niskanen Center