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Energy, Climate Change

Climate Strategies Accelerator — Breakthroughs to End the Age of Oil

The Climate Strategies Accelerator (CSA) aims to identify and support leaders with big ideas to address the complex problem of climate change. The 2017 theme is “end the age of oil.”  CSA selects prototype projects and program leaders in progressive stages, beginning with a Breakthrough Lab of intensive networking and proposal development.  At the end […]

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MIT Center for Collective Intelligence — Climate CoLab 2017

The MIT Climate CoLab organizes contests to solicit the world’s best ideas to prevent and adapt to climate change. Some contests pose social and political questions, while others focus on issues in science and technology.  Each year, the contest winners are invited to a conference at MIT’s campus in the USA, where a pool of […]

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Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership — Masters Studies in Sustainable Energy

The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership comprises many of the world’s largest energy companies in partnership with international organizations, development banks, institutes, and foundations. The program sponsors ESED (Education for Sustainable Energy Development) to support outstanding students from developing countries to pursue masters-level studies directly related to sustainable energy. The support is US$23 thousand per year […]

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U.S. Agency for International Development — Pacific-American Climate Fund

The Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM) is a five-year project that provides grants in the developing countries of the Pacific Islands to support measures for climate change adaptation, and that provide additional benefits. The current call for proposals (i.e., Cycle 4) is for projects in Papua New Guinea. Applications are invited from civil society organizations, including […]

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European Commission — Reducing Climate Vulnerability in São Tomé and Principe

The EC announces grants to address climate vulnerability in São Tomé and Principe. The program will work to provide tangible benefits for the vulnerable communities of Lembá and Mé-Zóchi in matters of water supply, rural energy, agricultural diversification, soils management, and forest management. Principal applicants for funding should be NGOs eligible under the EC’s rules […]

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International Council for Science — IRDR Young Scientists Program

The International Council for Science, in collaboration with several partner organizations, invites applications for the IRDR (Integrated Research on Disaster Risk) Young Scientists Program. The program offers scientists under age 40 of any nationality the opportunity to engage with a global network of professionals and practitioners. Benefits include international linkages and the possibility to be […]

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KR Foundation — Reducing Fossil Fuels

The KR Foundation makes grants for environmental communications and advocacy, with a special focus on reducing investment and consumption of fossil fuels. The Foundation aims to persuade investors to divest from fossil fuel industries that deepen the climate crisis, and to invest instead in climate solutions. In parallel with divest-invest, the KR Foundation supports measures […]

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First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund — Donations of Solar Equipment

The First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund seeks to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. Priority areas are “green” education; access to clean energy and water in under-served areas; and the development of innovative and sustainable technologies. In support of these objectives, the Fund donates solar modules and systems. Applications may also […]

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Foundation Future of the Carbon Market — Mitigating Greenhouse Gases

The Foundation “Future of the Carbon Market” (Stiftung Zukunft des Kohlenstoffmarktes) supports market-based initiatives to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Preference is for projects in the least-developed countries, and which are integrated into national climate policy, and in an advanced state of planning and preparation. Applications are reviewed continuously. Link

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Smart Villages — Off-Grid Energy in West Africa

The Off-Grid Energy Challenge invites applications from early-stage energy entrepreneurs in West Africa who are running businesses that generate or can be powered by off-grid energy.  Businesses must have at least an existing prototype and business model to enter. The winners of the competition will receive free business, legal, and financial services and the chance to […]

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