ClimateWorks Foundation

For Support Of International Engagement And Global View Function Initiatives

  • Amount
    $1,250,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/8/2016
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
This grant supports ClimateWorks’ efforts to strengthen international cooperation on climate and to expand the work of its Global View initiative, which tracks climate metrics for 10 foundations and the ClimateWorks network of grantees. In its International Engagement initiative, ClimateWorks funds efforts to connect governments to civil society actors, scientists and business leaders who support greenhouse gas mitigation around the world and through the United Nations. This grant will help ClimateWorks quantify the mitigation potential of individual policies in all ClimateWorks regions.
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Grants to this Grantee
for the Carbon Dioxide Removal Initiative  
This grant will allow ClimateWorks to develop a strategy for innovation and atmospheric carbon dioxide removal (CDR). The project will support the development of a new field around CDR, and make grants to existing organizations to create programs to support CDR policy development. The program will focus on engineered and natural removal. Engineered CDR includes technologies such as direct air capture, enhanced rock weathering, and bio-energy carbon capture (BECC). Natural solutions include soil enhancements such as biochar, aforestation, and changes in agricultural practices to store more carbon in the soil.
for the Climate and Land Use Alliance program  
This grant will support the Climate and Land Use Alliance at ClimateWorks Foundation. The Alliance’s mission is 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 percent of human-related greenhouse gas emissions. More effective land use protects the climate by reducing carbon emissions and preserving nature’s vital carbon sinks.

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