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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for the transforming transportation program  
This grant will support the Transforming Transportation Global Initiative of ClimateWorks Foundation. The Initiative has three goals: increase adoption of clean-powered electric vehicles, increase ambition and coordination among stakeholders, and foster accessible and actionable information sharing. The efforts are focused in U.S., the E.U., China, and India, which together account for more than 60 percent of the global automotive market. One of the milestones of the Initiative is to showcase the low-carbon transport commitments from different stakeholders and jurisdictions in the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, and follow-through on commitments post-Summit.*Conflict Footnote
for the Climate and Land Use Alliance program  
This grant will support the Climate and Land Use Alliance at ClimateWorks Foundation. The Alliance’s mission 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. 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. *Conflict Footnote
for general operating support  
With this multi-year general operating support grant, the ClimateWorks Foundation will work to address climate change and advance clean energy and a prosperous economy. They will 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 will be increasing clean, renewable energy sources; energy efficiency; and clean transportation, while reducing deforestation and emissions of highly potent greenhouse gases. ClimateWorks will also continue to increase philanthropic capacity in the field.

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