European Climate Foundation

For Global Strategic Climate Communications And Climate Finance Disclosure

  • Amount
    $1,930,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    5/26/2017
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
The communications component of this grant will fund efforts to enact the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD.) These recommendations would require companies to disclose their financial risks from climate change, including liabilities that could be incurred from their CO2 emissions. The efforts focus on getting individual companies to adopt the recommendations and work with standard-setting bodies to make them mandatory. The finance disclosure part of the grant will fund public education and communications capacity in India around climate impacts and mitigation. It supports efforts to develop communications capacities with Indian NGOs working in the climate and energy arena.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
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.
for the Transport Programme  
This grant is to support ECF’s launch of the Zero Emission Heavy Duty Vehicles in Europe campaign in 2019. The campaign will leverage the promising advances in zero-emission vehicle technology and the launch of several battery-electric commercial vehicle models this year in the European market. The campaign’s efforts will target key E.U. countries as well as the E.C., given widespread concerns over poor air quality from diesel-vehicle exhaust and the recent successful passage of the continent’s first fuel efficiency standards for heavy duty vehicles.
for the 2050 Pathways Platform  
The 2050 Pathways Platform was launched in 2016 following the adoption of the Paris Agreement and its call on countries to elaborate long-term low-emissions development strategies. The 2050 Platform’s main intent is to create greater ambition in the short and medium term, through the development and elaboration of these long-term strategies coherent with Paris’ net-zero emissions objective. With this in mind, the Platform was created with a group of front-runner countries, cities, regions, and private companies to form a coalition around the strategic importance of long-term planning.

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