climate change

U.S. Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator Grant Program is now accepting proposals for awards up to $250k

Got a smart project that uses nature to mitigate climate change in the United States? Then you’re in luck. Through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Nature Conservancy is announcing a request for proposals for two additional rounds of grant funding for projects with potential to substantially increase the use of natural climate solutions through the U.S. Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator program.  

This grant-funding program is focused on helping kick-start innovative and scalable approaches to capturing greenhouse gas emissions by using natural and working lands in the United States.  The program’s steering committee approved the first five grants in the fall of 2018 and plans to complete two additional rounds of grantmaking during the next 12 months. Awards up to $250,000 per project are available in this second round of grantmaking. Visit to learn more about this opportunity, former awardees, how to apply, and to register for the applicant webinar. The deadline for applications is August 16, 2019.

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WCS Seeks Associate-Level Climate Scientist

The Wildlife Conservation Society is currently seeking an associate-level climate scientist for a full-time position in Bozeman, Montana through the America's Program. The WCS America’s Program, spanning North and South America, works to conserve a strategic set of wildlife and wild places, and to address the crosscutting conservation challenges of ecological connectivity, natural resource extraction, and climate change. The Climate Change Assistant Conservationist hired to work in this program will provide scientific, conservation, and technical support for climate change adaptation projects at several landscapes across North and South America, aimed at applying best-available climate change science to identify or modify conservation and management practices.

If interested in applying, please see the full Terms of Reference and submit necessary materials via WCS's Website. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Webinar by the ILCN

This coming Wednesday, March 22nd, the International Land Conservation Network (ILCN) will be hosting a webinar on what the Paris Climate Agreement means for land conservation organizations. 

The Paris Climate Agreement marked a historic moment in our collective fight against climate change. Since that time, and, particularly, at the recent COP in Marrakesh, countries have been working to frame their climate change pledges.

Considering these developments, how can land conservation organizations help their countries to meet their climate goals? Will the Paris Agreement lead to new funding sources? How should an organization start thinking about integrating carbon accounting into their projects? 

Join the ILCN and carbon finance experts on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:00 am EST for a crash course on how land conservation organizations can engage in climate change adaption and mitigation within the framework of the Paris Climate Agreement. 

For further information on who will be involved and what topics will be covered, please take a look at the invitation. If you know you would like to attend you may also register here.

Climate Adaptation Fund Releases the 2017 Request for Proposals

The Wildlife Conservation Society is pleased to announce the next round of grantmaking through the Climate Adaptation Fund.

The full announcement can be found here. Details about needed information and application materials can be found on their site, and feel free to check out their promotional video!

Stay up to date with WCS Adapts by checking out their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

Interested applicants must submit proposals by 7 April 2017.

Call for Ideas from "The Lab"

We would like to share with you a call for ideas from "The Lab"; a global innovation lab for climate finance that is seeking powerful and actionable ideas in Brasil and India to overcome barriers and accelerate investment for a greener future.

Successful ideas will be selected by Lab Members and other experts based on whether they are actionable, innovative, catalytic, and financially sustainable. The selected ideas will receive guidance and support from high-level experts and investors, as well as analytical and communications support.

For further information on what is required to submit an idea, submission deadlines, what selected ideas receive, and examples of previous winners, please check out The Lab's website.