Empowering people across society to create a net-zero world

We’re a major philanthropic initiative working with 700+ partners to catalyse climate action and build a better future. Our vision is a greener, more peaceful and democratic Europe made possible by climate action.

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700+

Partner organisations

1,200+

Grants

10+

European country teams

15+

Years of proven impact

01.09.2023

2022 annual report: Advancing climate action for a green, democratic & peaceful Europe

Europe has demonstrated extraordinary resilience in the face of continued economic and security crises. Our 2022 annual report emphasises the remarkable effectiveness of our network in making progress and maintaining high ambitions against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…

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26.04.2023

Fast heat pump roll-out will unlock big socio-economic and climate benefits

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine and unprecedented energy price hikes, Europe has known more than ever that it needs to wean itself off expensive, polluting and volatile fossil fuels. Europe’s buildings are big gas customers accounting for 40% of…

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Our priorities

We focus on eight interconnected ‘big bets’ to solve the climate and nature crises.

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Fossil-free energy

European and national just transitions

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Europe in the World

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Citizen engagement and cultural change

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Clean transport solutions

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Europe’s industrial transformation

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Shifting the financial system

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Land, food and nature

Our partnerships

From local citizens’ assemblies to global policy research, we empower organisations that are working to accelerate climate solutions in Europe and around the world. Learn more about the partnerships that make this possible.

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Latest stories

Fossil free energy
31.01.2024

Tackling energy poverty in Europe

The buildings sector is a key contributor to climate change, representing around a third of energy-related emissions in the EU. Inefficient buildings have also aggravated energy poverty, which is skyrocketing across the continent with at least 50 million Europeans living…

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Shifting the financial system
04.12.2023

New taskforce for climate action and sustainable development

There’s an urgent need to generate new sources of finance to scale up green, climate resilient development in the Global South: by 2025, it’s estimated that developing countries must mobilise USD 500 billion each year to adequately address climate change.…

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Europe in the world
01.12.2023

Radical rethink and reforms will be needed to climate-proof trade

For the first time ever, the UN’s annual climate summit dedicated a part of its agenda to trade policy. The Trade Day at COP28 in Dubai offered a much-needed focus on the role that international trade can play in the…

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