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
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San Francisco, CA 94104-3006
Grants to this Grantee
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.
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 the independent Global Stocktake  
The independent Global Stocktake (iGST) is a research and communications project driven by thinks tanks and civil society to raise the aspirations of parties to the Paris agreement. It is a rigorous analytical project to highlight the difference between what countries have pledged; what they are actually doing; and what needs to be done to meet the goal of keeping global temperature increases well below two degrees, as set under the Paris treaty. This project will precede the official UNFCCC Global Stocktake (GST), and is designed to help keep that process honest and ambitious. The GST will be one input when countries submit their national determined commitments to meet the Paris goals in 2025.

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