ClimateWorks Foundation

For A Campaign To Reduce Short-lived Pollutants For Climate Mitigation

  • Amount
    $1,700,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/16/2015
  • Term
    15 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
The goal of this campaign is to accelerate and deepen reductions of short-lived pollutants—such as black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons—to slow the pace of climate change and limit its damaging effects. This grant has a particular focus on black carbon given its source in the transportation sector through the combustion of diesel fuel. The campaign will prioritize work to support air quality and environmental regulations, fuel efficiency, industry innovation, and the dissemination of best practices in key regions and countries, such as Europe, China, and the United States.
About the Grantee
Address
235 Montgomery Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94104-3006
Grants to this Grantee
for the Climate and Land Use Alliance  
ClimateWorks’ Climate and Land Use Alliance has a mission to realize the potential of forested and agricultural landscapes to mitigate climate change, benefit people, and protect the environment, primarily in Indonesia, Brazil, and Mesoamerica. Land use — from deforestation, land degradation, and the draining and burning of tropical peatlands to fertilizer application and rice and cattle production — is responsible for about 25% of human-related greenhouse gas emissions. More effective land use protects the climate by reducing carbon emissions and preserving nature’s vital carbon sinks.
for work on global industrial decarbonization  
This grant supports a significant expansion of ClimateWorks’ global industrial sector strategy. The industrial sector is responsible for between a quarter and a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. This effort will focus on the top emitting industries including steel, concrete, and chemicals. It will address these sub-sectors in the United States, the European Union, and China. ClimateWorks promotes the creation of markets for low-embodied emissions commodity materials; provides technical support and capacity building for governments, NGOs, and think tanks; and trains people to be effective advocates for low-emissions products.
for general operating support  
ClimateWorks Foundation works to address climate change and advance clean energy and a prosperous economy. They pursue a global approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions aimed at energy sectors and regions with high or fast-growing levels of greenhouse gas pollution. Among their priorities are increasing clean, renewable energy sources; promoting energy efficiency; supporting work on clean transportation; and reducing deforestation and emissions of highly potent greenhouse gases. ClimateWorks will also continue to increase philanthropic capacity in the field.

Search Our Grantmaking


By Keyword