The Climate and Energy Funders Group supports, facilitates, and seeks to expand a network of funders responding to global climate change by supporting a variety of strategies to address the problem. Given the scope, scale, and complexity of the problem, CEFG supports a broad spectrum of funders and remains as responsive to network needs as limited resources allow. In the broadest sense, CEFG creates a space in which funders with different strategic and philosophical approaches can learn about specific aspects and approaches to the problem; exchange views candidly and respectfully; and consult with colleagues and collaborators on philanthropic responses to the problem. CEFG is the only national forum of funders focused exclusively on this issue and believes that philanthropy has a critically important role to play as the impacts of global climate change become more evident. CEFG has the following mission, vision and goals:

Mission

Create a vibrant and effective funding community committed to addressing the profound issue of climate change and building a global clean energy economy.

Vision

A global transition to a clean energy economy leading to a stable climate that protects human life and global ecosystems.

Goals

CEFG seeks to support, facilitate, expand, and build the capacity of climate and energy funders to combat climate change and build a global clean energy economy through three goals. The goals are:

  1. Build knowledge, promote learning, information sharing, and dialogue.
  2. Facilitate funder coordination and collaboration.
  3. Sustain and expand the field of climate and energy philanthropy.

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