ClimateWorks Foundation

For The Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program

  • Amount
    $10,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    5/7/2017
  • Term
    48 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
This grant to the ClimateWorks Foundation will support the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Joint Fund. The joint fund will be dispersed to developing countries to improve energy efficiency, while transitioning away from high global warming potential refrigerants, consistent with commitments made under the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol. The funds will be dispersed in partnership with implementing agencies of the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund. Affordable, energy-efficient cooling can dramatically improve people’s lives and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions while giving a powerful boost to the international effort to keep global average temperature rise well below 2° C.
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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 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.
for the independent Global Stocktake  
The independent Global Stocktake (iGST) is a research and communications project driven by thinks tanks and civil society to raise the aspirations of parties to the Paris agreement. It is a rigorous analytical project to highlight the difference between what countries have pledged; what they are actually doing; and what needs to be done to meet the goal of keeping global temperature increases well below two degrees, as set under the Paris treaty. This project will precede the official UNFCCC Global Stocktake (GST), and is designed to help keep that process honest and ambitious. The GST will be one input when countries submit their national determined commitments to meet the Paris goals in 2025.

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