Many foundations are asking how they can use mission investments alongside grant portfolios to accelerate climate solutions. By drawing upon new and existing research, this report explores where mission investments can work with grants, government investment and policy, and private capital to encourage a global transition to a low-carbon economy.
The transition from fossil fuels to cleaner, safer energy technologies is underway and offers hope for limiting warming to 2°C. This study by ClimateWorks, NewClimate Institute, Ecofys, and Climate Analytics compares past projections with actual developments in renewable energy, coal consumption, and passenger vehicles.
The world’s largest and fastest-growing economies can help limit global warming to 2°C for significantly lower costs by prioritizing energy efficiency in the transport, buildings, and industrial sectors.
Emerging groups of indigenous, NGO, corporate, and government leaders are transforming a trillion-dollar industry to protect forests, benefit local communities, and slow global warming.
Produced by the World Bank and ClimateWorks, this report quantifies the multiple economic, social, and environmental benefits associated with policies and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It finds that action to contain climate change can be a boon for economic activity and that, if done well, development can actually deliver significant climate benefits.
This report describes the main sources of agricultural emissions, reviews greenhouse gas mitigation opportunities in the agricultural sector, and presents guiding recommendations for philanthropic donors.
ClimateWorks’ annual reports for 2009, 2010, and 2011 are available here. They describe the programs, partnerships, and results that ClimateWorks supported, beginning with the organization’s founding in 2008. ClimateWorks did not produce annual reports for 2012, 2013, or 2014, but our Form 990s are available here.