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PitchBook Analyst Note: Archetypal Investing into Climate Tech

Q4 2021

PitchBook Analyst Note: Archetypal Investing into Climate Tech

December 15, 2021

Mapping VC's role on the road to net zero

Most greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced using existing technology, but climate tech startups could scale breakthroughs to help close the gap. VCs and other private investors can provide over two-thirds of the estimated $125 trillion needed to reach the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, as laid out in the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference.

Our latest installment of Emerging Tech Research explores the outcomes of the summit that are particularly relevant to the climate tech industry. Our analysts also take a deep dive into investment opportunities and strategies from the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero—focusing on energy delivery and storage, building efficiency, clean industrial processes and more.

Table of Contents
Introduction 1
Blended finance 3
COP26 climate tech opportunities 5
Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero 5
Climate technology boost: The Breakthrough Agenda 7
Climate tech investment archetypes 9