Climate change is a not just an environmental problem, nor is it a problem for either government regulators or private sector innovators to solve. Solutions instead require orchestration across interest groups, public, and private institutions.
A major strategy behind the Nathan Cummings Foundation’s environmental funding has been to rewrite energy policy to put technological innovation at its core. To get there, NCF is funding a pragmatic advocacy group and a heavyweight think tank to do the unthinkable — inspire levelheaded, bipartisan policy discussion on global warming.
At first glance, it might seem odd that a major environmental funder would be a primary supporter of a group known for heralding the "death of environmentalism."
But in recent years, the Nathan Cummings Foundation has been trying to rattle the cage of modern environmentalism, meaning its close relationship with The Breakthrough Institute is a match made in heaven.