European Climate Foundation

For European Climate Change Mitigation

  • Amount
    $32,998,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    2/27/2015
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
The European Climate Foundation has been the ClimateWorks Foundation’s primary regranter for climate mitigation in the European Union and has been a center of advocacy innovation since Johannes Meier became the executive director. Over the next three years, the Foundation will focus on expanding the European Union’s climate ambitions through the development and implementation of the their 2030 framework. They will work to expand their efforts to create a continent-wide clean electricity system, institute a 70 grams-per-liter fuel efficiency standard for vehicles, and accelerate the drive to electrify the transportation system. In addition, they will work to implement these policies in key member states including Poland, France, and the U.K.
About the Grantee
Address
Riviervismarkt 5
The Hague, 2513 AM Netherlands
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was established in early 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help Europe foster the development of a low-carbon society and play an even stronger international leadership role in mitigating climate change. ECF advances policy in the areas of energy, transportation, buildings, low-carbon finance, industry, and energy efficiency. The organization works to develop policy at the local, national, and European Union level. They also support international efforts to mitigate carbon emissions through the United Nations and G20.
for support of COP25 Green Zone  
The European Climate Foundation plays an international leadership role in climate change mitigation. This grant supported the European Climate Foundation’s efforts in facilitating the Climate Action gathering space ("Green Zone") for civil society and non-state actors at COP25 in Madrid, as well as provide support for communications staff. The Green Zone is designed as an open space for dialogue and exchange between academia, scientists, NGOs, the private sector, youth, children, indigenous peoples, and more, to discuss contributions to a carbon neutral and climate resilient planet by 2050. The Green Zone had over 300 activities, including workshops and debates, with a particular focus on youth.
for the Global Strategic Communications Council's digital capacity and organizational effectiveness  
The European Climate Foundation’s Global Strategic Communications program supports a range of advocates and communications efforts promoting climate change and clean energy solutions globally through traditional and new media outreach. This grant will enable the program and network to better use social and digital media to share news and information on climate change to key audiences. It will enable them to hire digital staff and create visual, compelling content for digital and social media channels. The grant will also enable the program to conduct organizational management planning in the coming year.

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