The vast majority of the world’s scientists agree that climate change is real and primarily caused by human activity. And unfortunately, there is growing evidence that the effects are even worse than previously predicted. Already, the world is experiencing devastating impacts of extreme weather events whose increased frequency and intensity can be attributed to human-induced climate change, including record floods, heat waves, wildfires, and droughts.  The poorest and most vulnerable people around the world are being hurt the most by climate change.

Fortunately, we still have time to avert the most dangerous impacts of climate change. The Climate and Clean Energy program supports efforts in states and nationally to advance and implement policies that mitigate climate change and provide additional benefits to vulnerable communities.

Our grants in this area support applied research to develop innovative policy designs, advocacy and litigation to advance and defend key policies, and communications to educate key stakeholders on effective policies to curb climate change.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.