ClimateWorks Foundation

For Support Of Brazil's Institute For Climate And Society

  • Amount
    $1,750,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    10/1/2015
  • Term
    19 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
The Institute for Climate and Society evolved from the Latin America Regional Climate Initiative in Brazil, as a result of the collaboration with ClimateWorks Foundation, Oak Foundation, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. The Institute has established itself as in country convener, coordinator and re-granter for climate mitigation efforts around clean energy in Brazil. This grant through the ClimateWorks Foundation seeks to support the Institute’s capacity to build local philanthropic support. In particular, the grant will also strengthen strategies and grantees working to improve mobility and reduce transportation emissions.
About the Grantee
Address
235 Montgomery Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94104-3006
Grants to this Grantee
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.
for the Clean Energy, Clean Air Initiative  
This grant has three objectives to further climate mitigation in China. First, it will support innovative ways to build the capacity of frontline climate mitigation NGOs that work at the provincial level, including regranting, convenings, and technical support. It will also provide capacity building within China’s nascent philanthropic sector to support efforts to build climate NGO capacity.

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