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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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 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.
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. It will address these sub-sectors in the United States, the European Union, and China. 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.

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