ClimateWorks Foundation

For The India Catalytic Solar Finance Program And China Coal Research

  • Amount
    $5,635,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/7/2016
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Strategies
Overview
The ClimateWorks Foundation supports philanthropic analysis and investment in climate change mitigation. This grant, in partnership with other U.S. foundations and the Government of India, will support investments into India’s solar market, with a particular focus on the off-grid and solar rooftop space, through the Catalytic Solar Facility. The ClimateWorks Foundation will work with foundation partners to select a facility manager and create a structure that will enable catalytic investments in India. The grant will also support research looking at coal consumption in the electricity and industry sectors in China.
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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 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.
for the Climate and Land Use Alliance  
This grant will support the Climate and Land Use Alliance at ClimateWorks Foundation. CLUA’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.
for an industrial deep decarbonization strategy  
This is a grant will support to development and promulgation of a global industrial sector strategy. The strategy 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. Additionally, the grant will support the seeding of technical support in NGO's in the three regions. The program will engage other foundations in this effort. The expectation is this program will expand in 2020.

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