Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA)


Name of initiative Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2010
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Secretariat Climate and Land Use Alliance

235 Montgomery Street, 13th Floor San Francisco, California 94104 Phone: +1 415.433.0566 Fax: +1 415.398.2327 Martina Hartlieb:

Organisational structure The Climate and Land Use Alliance is a collaborative initiative of the ClimateWorks Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Each of our member foundations brings distinct organizational perspectives and priorities that inform the development of the Alliance’s strategies and their implementation.

The Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Good Energies Foundation work in alignment with the Alliance.

Geographical coverage Global, Latin America and The Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, North America
Name of lead organisation Climate and Land Use Alliance
Type of lead organisation Other
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description The mission of the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) is to realize the potential of forested and agricultural landscapes to mitigate climate change, benefit people, and protect the environment. The Alliance’s members include the ClimateWorks Foundation, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The Climate and Land Use Alliance's strategies are currently organized into four geographically focused initiatives (Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and Central America, and the United States) and one Global Initiative that focuses on relevant public and private sector policies and finance that are international in scope. CLUA's multi-foundation teams bring diverse expertise and seek to develop and maintain strong relationships with partners—ranging from grantees and contractors to other donors, government agencies, and the private sector.

CLUA faces a complicated global landscape. International negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process are too slow and alone will not achieve the fundamental objective for which the UNFCCC was intended—“the stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”—or the more specific land-userelated task to which it committed itself to “slow, halt, and reverse forest cover and carbon loss.”

Objectives The Alliance makes grants and engages key stakeholders, policy-makers and experts to explore and develop solutions that:

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation, forest degradation, and unsustainable agricultural practices; Develop, implement, and finance low-carbon growth; Protect the land and resource rights of indigenous peoples and rural communities; Conserve natural landscapes; Increase the efficiency and sustainability of agricultural practices.

Activities CLUA developed revised strategies for each of our geographically focused initiatives in Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and Central America, and the United States, and for its Global Initiative.

Collectively, this work is linked by CLUA's crosscutting intent to: Shift the expansion of commodity production away from native forests and peatlands to areas that are already under cultivation, where sustainable productivity increases are achievable, or to areas that were previously degraded and are currently underused. Increase recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples and rural communities over forests as a critical part of achieving clear and more coherent land and resource tenure. Encourage incentives for emission reductions through policies, measures, and actions that are consistent with internationally recognized guidance on safeguards, monitoring reporting and verification, and carbon reference levels. Promote transparency and strategic communications. Build relevant capacities and capabilities within CLUA's focal geographies.

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Capacity building, Technical dialogue, Funding
Activity of initiative Policy planning and recommendations, Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation, Financing, Awareness raising and outreach
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Participants Number Names
Members 6  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 6 ClimateWorks Foundation (USA),  David and Lucile Packard Foundation (USA),  Ford Foundation (USA),  Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (USA),  Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (USA). Good Energies - Power for a better world (USA)
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
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Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 29 July 2020 09:43:53

Not only have national states as participators