Windward Fund

For Phase II To Develop A Natural And Working Lands Strategy To Reach Carbon Neutrality Goals

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    20 Months
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This project builds on findings that using forest slash to create biofuels with carbon capture is economical — and would expand California’s ability to mitigate wildfire risk. Specifically, this project will examine the institutional and regulatory barriers to using forest thinning to create lumber products and biofuel with carbon capture. In addition, the project will identify revenue streams that could speed up and expand wildfire mitigation efforts, and work with stakeholders to achieve social buy-in for sound forest management and carbon capture.
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Grants to this Grantee
for the Methane Hub  
In the past decade, global methane emissions have risen at a rate faster than at any time in the past 30 years. Moving quickly to rapidly decrease methane emissions could reduce warming by as much as 0.3 degrees Celsius by the 2040s, and by more than 0.5 C by 2100. Strategies specifically targeting methane from all sectors need to be implemented to achieve sufficient methane mitigation, yet the current field of methane advocacy is insufficiently funded, and strategies are not yet fully developed to address the scale of the problem. Housed at the Windward Fund, the Methane Hub will move quickly to leverage new monitoring tools and growing ambition and commitments from policymakers, while developing the next set of strategies and building new analytical and advocacy capacity globally. (Substrategy: Philanthropic Capacity)
for the Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice  
The Windward Fund is the fiscal sponsor for the Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice, a regranting intermediary focused on elevating investment in diverse climate justice leadership to move equitable climate solutions at the speed and scale needed to attain a just and habitable world. The Hive Fund supports grantmaking in the Gulf South and Atlantic Coast to stop new pollution and scale back existing pollution. They prioritize multi-year general support grants that invite multi-issue groups to engage on energy, climate, justice, and democracy issues. The Hewlett Foundation supported the launch of the fund in 2019. (Substrategy: U.S. Climate Policy)
for the Business Voices for Glasgow project  
This grant will allow the Business Voices for Glasgow project to elevate and coordinate U.S. business leaders to help ensure a successful United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, and encourage U.S. corporate leaders to engage with their peers to deepen commitments and accelerate timelines. A key lever for global success will be the role of U.S.-based CEOs to lead with their own corporate commitments, engage in robust public communications, and support behind-the-scenes conversations with their peers and state-level negotiators. (Substrategies: U.S. National Policy and Multilateral)

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