Our news covers all the latest ECF announcements, including those from our CEO and Supervisory Board, in addition to key updates on ECF initiatives and significant European and global developments towards climate neutrality. 



Climate Finance Fund: mobilizing capital for climate solutions

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Climate Finance Fund (CFF), a new independent philanthropic platform to help mobilize capital to drive solutions to the climate crisis. The platform aims to drive change by supporting…

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The ECF launches KNOCA, a unique network dedicated to democratic climate action

As citizens’ assemblies on the climate crisis gain traction in Europe, governments are increasingly recognising the insights they can bring in shaping the measures needed to tackle climate action. In face of the growing importance of citizens’ involvement and the…

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Mercator Foundation and the ECF leave the shareholder board of Agora

Stiftung Mercator and the European Climate Foundation (ECF) have transferred their shares in Agora Energiewende to the think tank’s active management team. At the same time, the two other operational divisions of SEFEP gGmbH, Agora Verkehrswende and the non-profit media…

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The ECF and its partners launch the Renewable Heating and Cooling Alliance

Together with other partner organisations, the European Climate Foundation has launched the Renewable Heating and Cooling Alliance. The Alliance is focused on the decarbonisation of the buildings sector, which is, today, one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in…

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Laurence Tubiana awarded the 2020 Academy Prize

Every year the Royal Academy of Belgium marks the start of the academic year with a ceremony during which the Academy Prize is awarded. In this year’s edition, Professor Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation, has been selected…

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Forum New Economy: shaping a new economic paradigm

Forum New Economy, the Berlin Platform for a new Paradigm has now taken off. Backed by leading German and international experts and institutions, it aims to practically contribute to a more economically, financially, socially and environmentally sustainable prosperity.

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Governments and philanthropies announce South-East Asia energy transition partnership

Today the Government of Canada’s Department of Environment and Climate Change, the French Development Agency (AFD), Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and…

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Laurence Tubiana featured among the sustainable heroes

This magazine intends to bring our sustainable heroes and heroines to the forefront and celebrate their achievements and insights into how they are shaping our future.

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The ECF announces the establishment of an advisory council

The European Climate Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of an advisory council— an illustrious group of leaders from government, academia, industry and civil society to provide ongoing advice to the CEO and ECF board on strategic directions and themes.

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Laurence Tubiana, the ECF CEO and co-architect of the Paris Agreement listed in the world’s 100 most influential people in climate policy in 2019

At a time when young people everywhere are marching to demand action on climate, it’s more important than ever to celebrate and support those with the most power to act: the people influencing policy.

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Preparing Dutch homes for a natural gas-free future

The European Climate Foundation has been awarded a donation after a competitive call for proposals organised by the Nationale Postcode Loterij. The good news was announced during the annual Goed Geld Gala 2019 on Monday 4 March. Thanks to the…

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Stephen Brenninkmeijer appointed as chair of the supervisory board of the ECF

Stephen succeeds Caio Koch-Weser whose statutory mandate has come to an end. Kate Hampton and Jonathan Pershing, who are already serving on the ECF Board, have been appointed as Vice Chairs.

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Governments and philanthropies announce ground-breaking partnership with BlackRock to mobilise and deploy climate finance at scale

France, Germany, the Hewlett, Grantham and IKEA foundations, and asset manager BlackRock today announced the Climate Finance Partnership at the One Planet Summit in New York.

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