Philanthropy can be instrumental in helping countries raise their ambition in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. The work that the ECF is doing in facilitating coalitions
and strengthening the climate change field is highly regarded. We see the ECF as an innovative, reliable, and efficient partner.
Program Director of Environment, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
In 2018, the ECF’s international strategy matured, as all of the global teams transitioned from strategy planning processes to full operation. Throughout the year, the ECF global teams put considerable effort into strengthening the climate network, building cohesive and cooperative partnerships and enhancing the quality of our strategic activities and interventions.
At COP24, international partners helped ensure that the COP delivered necessary outcomes: agreement of the Paris Agreement rulebook, and clear signals from countries on their intention to increase ambition.
Through the 2050 Pathway Platform, the ECF supported the development of ambitious long-term low-emission strategies that firmly placed the citizen at the heart of the transformation. The development of the Marshall Islands strategy serves as a powerful example of a developing and vulnerable nation connecting long-term planning with the need for urgent short-term climate action.
Our work also focused on accelerating the clean energy transformation for emerging economies through cutting-edge economic analyses, policy solutions and innovative financing models.
The ECF has helped create a unique space for reflection, information and intelligence sharing among the climate movement.
For an urban organization like C40, it is a crucial platform on national and international developments that helps us to act strategically at both levels.