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. This program grant will support ClimateWorks Foundation’s Global Forests and Land Use campaign, through the Climate and Land Use Alliance. The goal 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.
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for the global industrial decarbonization program
This grant will support ClimateWorks Foundation’s Industry Program’s efforts to reduce industrial GHG emissions to zero in high-income countries by 2050 and in middle- and lower-income countries by 2060. To achieve this goal, all the key components of the transition must be fully commercialized and ready to be rapidly scaled up by 2030, including the technologies and the social and economic systems to support clean production, demand reduction, and the transition away from fossil-based production practices. This grant will enable ClimateWorks to work with partners globally to set the policy, commercial, technological, and social foundations for deep decarbonization from 2030, through initial steps to reduce industrial GHG emissions during the 2020s. (Substrategy: Industry)
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. (Substrategy: Philanthropic Capacity)