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With Mott support, Pacific Environment promotes environmental and social policies among international finance institutions. The principal focus of its work will be on fossil fuel lending and climate change. Over the past two years, Pacific Environment’s work helped to ensure that lending for renewable energy projects by U.S. export credit agencies increased substantially. With this renewal grant, Pacific Environment will build on its success in expanding renewable energy lending by U.S. export credit agencies and the World Bank Group as well as monitoring similar lending for infrastructure projects.
The Mott Foundation’s Environment program supports non-governmental groups (NGOs) working nationally and globally to change policies and practices of international trade and financial institutions so the environment is protected and people’s standard of living is not adversely affected by projects supported by these institutions.
Some grants made through our Environment program’s interest in improving land use decisionmaking in Michigan, as well as our three other programs — Civil Society, Flint Area, and Pathways Out of Poverty — support sustainable development projects. Such projects balance economic growth, environmental protection and human well-being.
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