The Policy Circle strategically reccommends that available entrepreneurial and philanthropic resources be directed to support crucial policy work and to build capacity by investing in some of the world’s most effective advocacy groups. The Circle encourages ‘pooled’ investment which has greater demonstrable returns because collective knowledge, involvement, partnerships and resources bring a return on investment that is greater than small individual grants.

We have consulted with the brightest minds in energy policy to help identify both geographic focus and opportunities for leverage to support the development of effective advocacy groups to decisively influence the policy changes that are urgently needed to tackle climate change.In order to ensure that donations are used most effectively and with due diligence, we have brought together a group of experts and practitioners who synthesize the latest developments on a range of topics including overviews of the renewable energy field, energy policy, financing opportunities, and case studies from regions around the world.

ICE Circle is proud to present, manage and measure the following diverse portfolio for prospective funding to leverage philanthropic investment for maximum social and environmental impact. Within this framework the following targeted projects will be supported by the Policy Circle:-


Transport and Environment (T&E) is the leading European NGO campaigning on sustainable transport, with its efforts supported by 49 NGOs working in 21 countries. Based in Brussels, it works closely with the various European institutions, as do its member organisations in their home countries, to influence future European transport and environment policy. www.transportenvironment.org


Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-Europe) is a network of Western European NGOs whose aim, through working with their governments, private sectors and individuals, is to limit climate change caused by humans to levels that our environment can sustain. As part of Climate Action Network, a global umbrella organisation of more than 365 NGOs, CAN-Europe works at both state and European level on all aspects of EU policies that are linked to climate change issues; these aspects include the European Climate Change Programme (ECCP), emissions trading in the EU, promotion of renewable energy, and ratification of the Kyoto Protocol in the EU. www.climnet.org


Global Witness, through its two-pronged approach
of lobbying and special investigations, exposes the
corrupt exploitation of natural resources and
international trade systems. Its work has had
direct and major impacts, such as the IMF
withdrawal from Cambodia in 1996 over corruption
in the logging industry, the imposition of timber
sanctions on Charles Taylor's Liberia in 2003.
www.globalwitness.org



Oilwatch works in the tropics to resist the
negative impacts of oil and gas industry
activity on peoples and their environment. 
It promotes the human rights of communities
that are adversely affected by fossil fuel
exploration and exploitation, facing companies
and governments at the local, national and
international level. www.oilwatch.org