European Climate Foundation

For Global Strategic Climate Communications

  • Amount
    $1,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/19/2016
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
This grant will fund the European Climate Foundation’s Global Strategic Climate Communications program. This is an international effort that seeks to promote and defend sound climate science; support clean energy solutions to climate change; and communicate the true costs of fossil fuels globally. The program employs a staff of communications professionals who work with grantees in the E.U., Turkey, India, China, Brazil, Australia, and the United States.
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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 sustainable finance program and climate finance strategic communications  
The European Climate Foundation (ECF) helps Europe foster the development of a low-carbon society and play an international leadership role in mitigating climate change. ECF seeks to accomplish two goals under this program: (a) accelerate changes to the way private capital is allocated in Europe towards climate change mitigation investments and (b) support strategic communications around the decarbonization of bank lending portfolios.
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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