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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for the Carbon Dioxide Removal Initiative  
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for the Climate and Land Use Alliance program  
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