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Engagement needs more time to prove itself

Julian Poulter 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

In the June issue of Alliance, Ellen Dorsey, Sian Ferguson and Clara Vondrich made the case for divestment of assets from fossil fuel companies on ethical, financial and fiduciary grounds. Mark O’Kelly disagreed, arguing that …

Act fast and fairly on climate

Florence Miller 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

Alliance’s June 2016 issue highlighted the tiny amount of philanthropic funding directed towards climate change: just 2 per cent of total US and UK foundation spending. Yet it’s hard to imagine another philanthropic cause that …

Climate philanthropy – the tyranny of the 2 per cent

Edouard Morena 2 August 2016

Two per cent. This is the estimated share of philanthropic dollars allocated to climate-related issues. In the run-up to the Paris climate conference, the 2 per cent figure acted as a rallying cry to get …

Defending environmental rights: Funding priorities in the Global South and East

Foundation Center and Maria Amalia Souza 26 July 2016

In December, the United Nations awarded its Equator Prize 2015 to two Munduruku leaders from the Brazilian Amazon in recognition of their struggle to protect ancestral territory and sacred rivers from a mega-dam. What caught …

Alliance Breakfast Club – What’s next for climate philanthropy?

Charles Keidan and Alliance magazine 5 July 2016

Alliance’s summer edition looks at climate philanthropy after the Paris Agreement. This month’s Alliance Breakfast Club, held in association with the Oak Foundation, brought together foundation professionals, academics and NGO’s to discuss the Paris agreement …

This changes everything: Capitalism vs the climate – Naomi Klein

Thomas Kruse 7 June 2016

Naomi Klein’s books – bestsellers all – dive deep into the global challenges of our times, and come back with powerful reporting and polemic with the power to upend conventional thinking. They follow a similar …

Climate philanthropy after Paris: the time is now

Michael Northrop 7 June 2016

The December 2015 Paris Agreement, and the thousands of commitments it catalysed, is the first truly meaningful global response to the climate crisis. Together, the commitments made at Paris by national governments, states, cities, businesses, …

Climate science

1 Stefan Rahmstorf 7 June 2016

Global temperature and sea levels are rising. Glaciers and ice sheets are shrinking. Devastating droughts, floods and heat waves occur ever more frequently, often hitting the poorest and most vulnerable populations most severely. The basic …

Foundation spending on climate change

Alliance magazine 7 June 2016

For US and UK foundations, climate philanthropy is around 2% of overall foundation spending. Climate change is arguably the most serious, systemic and far-reaching issue we face as the human race. How much are foundations …

A new focus for climate philanthropy: interview with Florence Tercier and Anne Henshaw

Charles Keidan 7 June 2016

Within the field of climate change, the issue of climate justice has been neglected. The Oak Foundation, however, believes that issues of climate justice are central to the whole climate change question and is poised …