Aside from CIFF’s primary regions of activity – Sub-Saharan Africa, India, China and Europe – we also support grantees and partners implementing programmes in other areas across the globe.
CIFF’s Climate team has a growing energy decarbonisation portfolio in South East Asia. There are three key programmes CIFF supports in this region, focusing on the transition from coal to clean energy: (1) South East Asia Clean Energy Facility, for impact investing and catalysing capital for renewable energy projects; (2) an Energy Transition Partnership in collaboration with philanthropies and governments to provide technical assistance to Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines for renewable energy and energy efficiency; and (3) TARA Foundation – a regional re-granting organisation.
In Mexico, CIFF’s strategic partners have scaled up the work at a subnational level, a major milestone of which was the establishment of the Governor’s Alliance on Climate Change in November 2019. The initiative works with local governments that are seen as championing climate programmes, aiming to secure pathways to decarbonisation and emission reductions in their respective states, through proactive policies and renewable energy initiatives. The Governor’s Alliance is working towards the collective aim of ensuring Mexico supports the global target of no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming by 2030, and is also working to increase Mexico’s NDC at state level.
In Brazil, CIFF’s work focuses on activities such as uptake of renewables and improvement in air quality, and in recent years, is also pivoting towards the protection of the Amazon Rainforest.