ClimateWorks Foundation

For Support Of LARCI Mexico

  • Amount
    $500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/16/2015
  • Term
    15 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
The Latin America Regional Climate Initiative (LARCI) in Mexico is a collaboration with ClimateWorks Foundation, Oak Foundation, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. LARCI Mexico is a convener and strategic regranter with the goal of reducing carbon emissions and promoting growth in the country. This grant will support LARCI Mexico’s mobility and transportation work. Strategies include creating transit-oriented plans to improve urban mobility in large cities, enhance vehicle efficiency standards, and reduce subsidies on fossil fuels.
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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 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.

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