The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH) is a Swiss foundation that makes grants to civil society movements and organisations to support their actions in favour of a social and ecological transition.
Budget 2018-2020: 475 000 €
Since the industrial revolution, mankind’s per-person energy consumption has increased steadily but with considerable inequality. This high level of consumption is the keystone of both the economy and the social and spatial organisation of our lifestyles. Yet climate constraints, limited non-renewable resources and the ecosystemic risks of nuclear energy are forcing us to consider an unprecedented change of course in terms of energy use by acting on, in order of importance: conservation, efficiency, renewable energy. What is needed is the commitment of citizens, and the development of coherent, pro-active, integrated public policies to address the energy transition.
The foundation supports: i) civil society expertise that demonstrates not only the feasibility but also the value of drastic cuts in energy consumption and ii) movements that lobby/advocate for a new regime for energy governance.
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