ClimateWorks Foundation

For The Carbon Dioxide Removal Initiative

  • Amount
    $1,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    10/15/2018
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
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.
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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 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.
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.

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