Carbon Market Watch

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mis logoMISEREOR is the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation. For over 50 years has been committed to fighting poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. MISEREOR’s support is available to any human being in need, regardless of their religion, ethnicity or gender. MISEREOR believes in supporting initiatives driven and owned by the weakest members of society: the poor, the sick, the hungry and the disadvantaged. The organisation does not pursue any ends other than the promotion of development, and its mandate, given by the German Bishops, rules out the promotion of pastoral or missionary measures. The development projects supported by MISEREOR are as diverse as the causes and faces of poverty, but they all have one thing in common: all of them focus on the whole human person. As well as satisfying basic needs such as food security, they also help ensure that human rights are upheld and the way is paved for the people concerned to live in dignity. MISEREOR’s ideal would be a world in which all human beings are able to participate in shaping their communities, in which cultural diversity is recognised and promoted, and in which equality is a reality. All these are overarching goals that are, among others, pursued in project planning.



The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was established in early 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to promote climate and energy policies that greatly reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to help Europe play an even stronger international leadership role to mitigate climate change. The ECF was founded to collaborate in ensuring the necessary transformation from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy. The ECF has an annual budget of roughly €25 million and the majority of their funds are re-granted to NGOs and think tanks engaged in bringing about meaningful policy change. Supporting the transformation to a low-carbon economy requires a multifaceted strategy and a carefully selected portfolio of initiatives; in doing so, ECF advocates for effective policy frameworks for reducing CO2 emissions in key industries and fostering investment in clean technologies. ECF aims towards global agreements and EU directives flowing through to national laws and regulations, and seeks strategies to verify that implementation leads to actual mitigation of climate change. Their programme staff and grant-making is organised along three dimensions: sector programmes, cross-cutting initiatives, and geographic initiatives.



Bread for the World (BfdW) – Protestant Development Service is the globally active development and relief agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. In more than 90 countries all across the globe they empower the poor and marginalised to improve their living conditions. Key issues of their work are food security, the promotion of health and education, the access to water, the strengthening of democracy, respecting human rights, keeping peace and the integrity of creation. The organisation seeks the cooperation with churches and church agencies throughout the world and assumes its responsibility in ecumenical networks. The work of Bread for the World primarily focuses on the support of projects in the countries of the Global South. An essential feature of their projects is the close and continuous cooperation with local, often church-related partner organisations. Upon request, Bread for the World provides them with specialists and volunteers. Through lobbying, public relations and education in Germany and Europe they seek to influence political decisions in favor of the poor and to raise awareness for the necessity of a sustainable way of life.



The LIFE programme is the European Union’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. LIFE began in 1992 and to date there have been four complete phases of the programme (LIFE I: 1992-1995, LIFE II: 1996-1999, LIFE III: 2000-2006 and LIFE+: 2007-2013). During this period, LIFE has co-financed some 3954 projects across the EU, contributing approximately €3.1 billion to the protection of the environment. Carbon Market Watch has been assigned the ‘’operating grant to non-governmental organisations primarily active in the field of environment and/or climate action’’ for the 2015 funding, managed by Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) on behalf of the European Commission. The objective of the call is to promote better environmental and/or climate governance by broadening stakeholder involvement, including NGOs, in policy consultation and implementation. The expected result is to support the strengthening of civil society participation in the dialogue process of environmental and/or climate policy development and implementation.



Established in 2008 to help philanthropy meet the challenge of global climate change, ClimateWorks is a team of researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grant-makers who are committed to climate action and believe in the power of collective philanthropy. A non-governmental organization that works globally, ClimateWorks collaborates with funders, regional and research partners, and other climate leaders to strengthen philanthropy’s response to climate change. The ClimateWorks team is united in their commitment to climate action, bringing combined expertise in climate science, public policy, economic and social development, and strategic philanthropy. ClimateWorks collaborates with a wide range of funders, NGOs, and climate leaders from around the world to accelerate climate action.