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This grant will support Fundacion Ambiente y Recursos Naturales to monitor the effective implementation of environmental sustainability, transparency, and public participation policies and regulations in energy projects supported by international financial institutions, and Brazilian and Chinese development institutions, in Argentina. Information generated will be disseminated to policymakers, media, and the public with the goals of shaping policies for sustainable energy investments and building networks with organizations across South America, which are monitoring energy investments in the region. The grantee is a nongovernmental environmental organization based in Buenos Aires that has worked for the past 25 years to promote sustainable development through policy, law, and civic engagement.
The Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense is a nonprofit environmental law and policy organization that brings together a skilled team of experts in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and the United States to participate in the regional processes and international negotiations that guide energy and infrastructure investments in Latin America. With Mott support, the grantee will focus on promoting compliance with international norms and standards on environmental sustainability, particularly in the areas of energy investments and climate-related investments. Support will also be provided to strengthen and expand coalitions of nongovernmental organizations working toward sustainable energy and investment policies in South America.
This general purposes renewal grant will focus on strengthening the Socioenvironmental Fund - CASA's administrative, operational, and resource mobilization capacity, as well as providing funds for regranting related to environmental and social impacts of large-scale energy and infrastructure development in South America. Socioenvironmental Fund - CASA is a Brazilian-based grantmaking and capacity building organization founded by a group of South American nongovernmental organizations. Its mission is to promote environmental conservation, sustainability, and democracy by supporting and strengthening the capacities and initiatives of civil society in South America.
The Mott Foundation's Environment program, through its International Finance for Sustainability focus, supports nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working to shape international trade and investment strategies to support sustainable development, reduce environmental degradation in the region and offer local economic opportunities.
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