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.
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The Hague, 2513 AM Netherlands
The Hague, 2513 AM Netherlands
Grants to this Grantee
for India power sector work, communications, and the Philanthropy Task Force
This grant will support efforts to implement communications strategies around increasing the use of renewable energy at the state level in India. India has aggressive wind and solar goals at the national level, but most of the implementation will happen at the sub-national level. The Global Strategic Climate Center will work with state-based technical assistance NGO’s, local governments, and consumer interests to build support for low cost, reliable, renewable energy. This grant also supports the Philanthropy Task Force to produce action plans and pilot projects to bring additional funding and partnership to the climate space.
for the Global Strategic Communications Council and the Philanthropy Task Force
This grant will support the European Climate Foundation’s Philanthropy Task Force. This was inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron to catalyze both private donors and development agencies to support climate mitigation in Southeast Asia, clean energy innovation, global clean air campaigns, and efforts to protect land-based carbon sinks. The second part of the grant will support ECF’s Global Strategic Climate Communications program. This grant will fund the GSCC’s core program and its India program. The key focus in this grant period is to create narratives of climate ambition at key moments throughout the year, both at international and national levels, in order to help turn sectors and governments from a simple commitment to the Paris Agreement to implementing its measures in earnest.
for general operating support
The European Climate Foundation (ECF) — a "foundation of foundations" — 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 to mitigate climate change. ECF supports the sustainable development of a low-carbon society in Europe through policy support in the areas of energy, transportation, buildings, low-carbon finance, industry, and energy efficiency. ECF also supports international efforts to mitigate carbon emissions at the United Nations and G20. They work to develop policy at the local, national, and European Union level.