Our Impact

For 15 years, a growing number of philanthropies have put their trust in the ECF’s proven track record of impact and our people-centred approach to achieving climate progress. We drive dialogue with businesses, governments, and civil society, and forge connections between the climate community and those working in fields like human rights, health, education, social justice and the cultural sphere.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we act as a field catalyst for climate action in Europe and across the globe.

  • We support a diverse range of partners in countries across Europe and the world, collaborating with them to identify and fund work that gets us closer to climate safety.
  • We help educate, inform, and inspire debate around critical climate topics, working with a range of strategic communications tools and partners.
  • We convene diverse actors from across the climate community and beyond, building spaces to share knowledge, co-develop strategy, and align on common goals.
  • We build and sustain new organisations, platforms, and coalitions to strengthen the power of citizens and civil society, and inform policy-makers with expert analysis and practical solutions.

Together with our funders and partners who share our vision and believe in the value of our network, we’ve helped Europe make critical climate progress.


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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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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Private: Long Term Strategies key to delivering climate ambition

This report presents the findings from the first comprehensive assessment of the 22 long-term strategies (LTSs) of EU Member States available as of March 2022. It is complemented by a briefing that summarises the key findings and recommendations. The analysis…

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Land, food & nature

A fairer future for farmers is a greener future

Addressing the inequities at the heart of our food system is necessary for both farmers and climate action European farmers have been taking to the streets to protest untenable levels of hardship. From increasing production costs and administrative burden to…

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Europe in the world

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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Fossil free energy

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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