European Climate Foundation

For The Road Transport, Fuels, And Shipping Program

  • Amount
    $900,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    6/8/2014
  • Term
    20 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
This grant would support the European Climate Foundation’s transportation program. In the next year, the European Climate Foundation and its grantees would work to ensure that the European Parliament sets the right direction for more advanced carbon emissions standards for cars and trucks, speed up the deployment of electric vehicles, and better monitor shipping emissions. The grant would also support ECF’s work to encourage the E.U. to set standards to reduce the carbon intensity of fossil fuels, and ensure sustainability of bio-fuels. Both standards for vehicles and fuels have the potential to set a global example of decarbonization of transportation.
About the Grantee
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Riviervismarkt 5
The Hague, 2513 AM Netherlands
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 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. 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 support of climate leadership in France  
This grant will fund the European Climate Foundation’s (ECF) program expansion into France. Specifically, ECF will work with civil society, think tanks, and government research institutes to develop a climate road map for the new French government. In addition, they will provide technical support to government in the international arena and with multi-lateral forums like the UNFCCC and the G20.
for Global Strategic Climate Communications and climate finance disclosure  
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.

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