The Institute for Climate and Society (iCS) is a philanthropic organization that promotes prosperity, justice and low carbon development in Brazil. We operate as a bridge between international and national funders and local partners. Consequently, we are part of a wide network of philanthropic organizations that are dedicated to finding solutions to the climate crisis.

iCS outlines plans of action to overcome climate problems from a social perspective. Therefore, it prioritizes measures that, in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, also result in improvements in the quality of life for society, especially for those most vulnerable.​

The main activity of the Institute is to provide grants in order to promote projects and organizations that seek to:

BUILD evidence that qualifies the debate and supports the decision-making

• PROMOTE advocacy, campaigns and communication

• CREATE spaces of interaction between different actors and sectors

ENCOURAGE the exchange of knowledge and experience between Brazil and the rest of the world​

Furthermore, we are also dedicated to the engagement of society with the subject of climate change, the implementation of our own projects and the institutional training of civil society organizations.



iCS´mission is to strengthen conditions that leverage enduring mitigation and resilience practices.


Carbon neutral Brazil with economic growth and social justice, compatible with 1,5º C.