European Climate Foundation

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $3,250,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/29/2019
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Strategies
Overview
The European Climate Foundation — 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 in mitigating climate change. The ECF advances policy in the areas of energy, transportation, buildings, low-carbon finance, industry, and energy efficiency. They also support international efforts to mitigate carbon emissions through the United Nations and G20. The organization works to develop policy at the local, national, and European Union level.
About the Grantee
Address
Riviervismarkt 5
The Hague, 2513 AM Netherlands
Grants to this Grantee
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.
for the carbon dioxide removal and carbon capture hub at the port of Rotterdam  
This project seeks to achieve buy-in from key European NGOs for an industrial decarbonization strategy that is built around carbon capture. The European Climate Foundation will work with stakeholders to develop a governing consensus for the deployment of carbon capture and the accompanying infrastructure. Key stakeholders will include major E.U. climate NGOs; representatives from the iron, steel, cement, and chemical industries; national governments; and labor unions.

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