Energy Efficiency

Pooled philanthropic support to launch “Efficiency Canada” a new national voice to support an energy efficient economy.

Sustainable Finance

Funding partners identified sustainable finance as a key barrier and opportunity to prosperity. The CEF coordinated support for the Canadian branch of the Commonwealth Climate & Law Initiative (CCLI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)’s roadmap policy roadmap designed to protect Canada’s economy while reducing emissions.

Transition Accelerator

The Transition Accelerator is a new organization, founded by CEF partners, that collaborates with groups across the country in targeted sectors to solve major business or social challenges and where significant GHG reductions can be built into the solutions.

Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3)

The CEF supported “The Atmospheric Fund” (TAF) and its partners from across Canada to help replicate TAF’s successful model of supporting community innovation while achieving emission reductions.


Supported the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to help understand how green procurement can be leveraged to support Canadian innovation in the context of international trade and trade agreements.