ClimateWorks Foundation

For The Climate Briefing Service And Communications Infrastructure Support

  • Amount
    $2,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    1/27/2015
  • Term
    27 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
This project grant to the ClimateWorks Foundation would fund the establishment of an international climate communications infrastructure in China, India, and Brazil, to support efforts around the United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Paris in 2015. It will also fund the establishment of a Climate Briefing Service, which will work with the communications effort to provide country-specific content to critical governmental bodies in support of country-specific emissions reduction targets. These targets will form the basis of any UNFCCC agreement in Paris. After the UNFCCC meetings, the communications infrastructure will play a key role in future national efforts.
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