European Climate Foundation

For European Climate Mitigation

  • Amount
    $12,050,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    2/21/2017
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
This grant will fund the European Climate Foundation’s (ECF) primary mitigation programs. ECF works across EU institutions, including the European Commission, in key individual states and at the corporate level. In 2017 ECF will prioritize efforts to maintain — and, if possible, increase – Europe’s commitment to international climate leadership; this will be particularly critical as U.S. engagement declines. At the European Commission level, ECF will work to implement efficiency requirements, and promote fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks. At the nation state level, ECF will focus on the clean energy transition in Poland, Germany, the U.K., and France. In the industrial sector, ECF has developed a cement program organized around zero emissions.
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. (Substrategy: Philanthropic Capacity)
for defending the European transition beyond petroleum  
The European Climate Foundation’s transport program is a critical partner to our zero-emissions transportation strategy. Using a multifaceted approach that advances vehicle standards and charging infrastructure, highlighting the benefits to jobs and health, the foundation’s grantees will work to electrify all road transport on the continent by 2050. (Substrategy: Electrification)
for climate communications collaborations and operations  

This grant will support the European Climate Foundation’s international strategic communications work, in an effort to ensure informed and factual public discourse on the impacts of climate change and possible mitigation and solutions. Working with a wide range of partners, it plans to develop and disseminate messages to build support for clean air and clean energy. (Substrategy: Climate Communications)

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