Involving citizens and researchers in the development of activities that encourage the fight against climate change.

The fight against global warming is one that concerns all of us. It requires us to make changes to how we produce and consume. The global objective to reduce CO2 emissions means that governments have to make difficult choices and pay attention to vulnerable groups in society. The King Baudouin Foundation is contributing to broaden knowledge and debate from the points of view of scientists, citizens and civil society.

Our activities

  • questioning points of view of different groups (scientists, civil society, citizens etc.) so as to understand various representations and positionings and identify opportunities for action
  • listening to vulnerable groups in Belgium and in other European countries so that we understand their fears and expectations regarding energy transition
  • providing Belgian and international researchers from various disciplines with the opportunity to share their expertise and ideas with those of policy makers.

Climate is part of the programme Climate, the environment and biodiversity

Calls for projects

Fonds Ernest Solvay new

2023 Fonds Ernest Solvay - Autumn Selection

Promoting scientific and sustainable development, both in Belgium and abroad.

Selection announced

2022 Fonds Ernest Solvay - Spring Selection

Promoting scientific and sustainable development, both in Belgium and abroad.

Selection announced

Call for Fundamental Research on Battery Technologies

Support for fundamental research projects focusing on batteries with a particular focus on storing and releasing clean energy produced from renewable sources.

Selection announced



Can social sciences & the humanities save the climate?

30/03/2022 15:30 until 30/03/2022 17:30

The Good Wave - Launch event

21/09/2023 17:30 until 21/09/2023 21:30

The Good Wave aims to facilitate connections and provide tools to better communicate about climate action

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Funds and philanthropic tools

Press Releases

“Save the planet? Yes please - but who pays?” say struggling Europeans

Results of focus groups conducted with vulnerable people in nine European countries as part of the 'Fair Energy Transition for All' project, coordinated by the KBF.

A European model for an equitable energy transition for us all

Fair Energy Transition for All, a European project coordinated by the King Baudouin Foundation, provides a voice for the most vulnerable citizens who are also the most affected b…