The Cli­mate Solu­tions Pilot­ing Pro­gram is a new call for pilot­ing and demon­stra­tion projects address­ing cli­mate mit­i­ga­tion, cli­mate adap­ta­tion, and cli­mate and envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice in New York City and cities around the world.

Through this pro­gram, the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island offers a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty for star­tups, small busi­ness­es, non­prof­its, and entre­pre­neurs to test cli­mate solu­tions that uti­lize the Island’s built, social, and nat­ur­al envi­ron­ments. Through this oppor­tu­ni­ty, pilot part­ners are able to accel­er­ate cli­mate inno­va­tion, eco­nom­ic oppor­tu­ni­ty, and social impact in diverse urban communities. 

Gov­er­nors Island offers a breadth of pilot­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, includ­ing a 2.2‑mile water­front, 43-acre cli­mate-resilient park, 7 miles of car-free streets, 50+ his­toric build­ings, sew­er and water infra­struc­ture, and more. Pilots must be tem­po­rary projects intend­ed to sup­port prod­uct or ser­vice devel­op­ment through test­ing and solu­tions validation. 

Annu­al Cli­mate Solu­tions Challenge

Themed chal­lenge that awards access to a project site with no fee, $10,000 grant award, and access to a com­mon pool of $100,000 in addi­tion­al sup­port to up to five Pilot Part­ners to deploy cli­mate solu­tions that accel­er­ate cli­mate inno­va­tion, eco­nom­ic oppor­tu­ni­ty, and social impact in diverse urban communities.

2023 Theme: Water Abundance

How can water help to pow­er cli­mate solu­tions that grow blue and green jobs and cre­ate health­i­er com­mu­ni­ties?

Gen­er­al Rolling Call

Year-round oppor­tu­ni­ty to pilot solu­tions that meet the gen­er­al selec­tion cri­te­ria. Pilot Part­ners on this track will be respon­si­ble for all project costs and will receive access to a project site (with no fee), tech­ni­cal sup­port, and pro­mo­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties. Gen­er­al appli­ca­tions are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Current Pilots

From carbon monitoring in the East River to solar-powered BBQ, climate solutions flourish year-round on Governors Island.

Meet our Current Pilots