ClimateWorks Foundation

For The Latin America Regional Climate Initiative's Transportation Program

  • Amount
    $2,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/17/2014
  • Term
    19 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
The Latin America Regional Climate Initiative (LARCI)—created in collaboration with ClimateWorks Foundation, Oak Foundation, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation—is a convener and regranter to reduce emissions and promote growth in the region. This grant seeks to support LARCI’s strategies in mobility and transportation policies in Mexico and Brazil. Transport in cities is expected to be among the largest sources of emissions in Latin America in the next decade. LARCI’s interventions in the sector aim to reduce about 80 million tons of carbon by 2035. Strategies include creating transit-oriented plans to improve urban mobility in main cities, enhance vehicle efficiency standards, and reduce subsidies on fossil fuels.
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for the transforming transportation program  
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