The European Climate Foundation is dedicated to responding to the global climate crisis by creating a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions society. We harness the power of effective philanthropy to support the climate community in shaping public debate and forging bold solutions. Together with hundreds of partner organisations we are at the forefront of a global movement to ensure a liveable planet for future generations.
Climate change is the defining challenge of our time, and we are already feeling its impact around the globe. The ECF was founded in 2008 by philanthropists to develop solutions and activate political engagement and public consciousness around this global emergency. Europe’s history as a climate leader, its robust democracy and huge single market make it the ideal place to scale new global solutions. For the last 10 years, the ECF has been a galvanising force in promoting Europe’s climate leadership. Today we form a network 325+ organisations working strategically define and drive the policy in Europe needed for a net-zero world. In 2015 we celebrated a major breakthrough for climate action with the adoption of the Paris Agreement. Making the promise of this unprecedented global consensus a reality will require not only well-designed laws and policies, but also strong political engagement on the back of broad societal support.