Near Zero produces scientific assessments of energy and climate issues. Near Zero projects use innovative online tools to engage experts on the best opportunities for progress toward near-zero emissions, based on scientific data and expert judgment. A guiding principle is to reveal where experts agree and disagree and why, highlighting areas of consensus and controversy rather than advocating any one perspective. Near Zero integrates this expert knowledge with quantitative modeling and analysis to demonstrate the implications of different views and potential choices. The result is a dynamic digital cache of credible, impartial, and actionable information to support policy and investment decisions.

Interested in our tools?

We are always exploring new applications of our tools with partners, including researchers, journalists, and other organizations. If you have project ideas or are interested in using our technology, please get in touch.


Mike Mastrandrea


Mason Inman

Mailing Address:

Near Zero
c/o Michael Mastrandrea
Department of Global Ecology
Carnegie Institution for Science
260 Panama Street
Stanford, CA 94305 USA