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
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.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.climateworks.org 
Address
235 Montgomery Street, Suite 1300, San Francisco, CA, 94104-3006, United States
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, in the United States, the European Union, China, and India. 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. (Substrategy: Industry)
for the creation of a Latin America Regional Climate Foundation  
The ClimateWorks Foundation, in consortium with the Oak Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, has launched the Latin America Regional Climate Foundation with strategies to reduce emissions, primarily from the power and transportation sectors. We recommend renewing this grant to ClimateWorks to ensure that the climate mitigation work in Latin America is leveraged and coordinated with current efforts of the Hewlett’s Clean Transportation Portfolio to reduce conventional pollutants in Brazil and Mexico.
for creating a Latin America Regional Climate Foundation  
The ClimateWorks Foundation, in consortium with the Oak Foundation and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, is working to launch a Latin America Regional Climate Foundation that would seek opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollutants, primarily from the power and transportation sectors. We recommend this grant to ClimateWorks to ensure that the climate mitigation work in Latin America is leveraged and coordinated with current efforts of the Hewlett’s Clean Transportation Portfolio to reduce conventional pollutants in Brazil and Mexico.

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