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Michael Northrop

Special feature Michael Northrop 7 June 2016

Climate philanthropy after Paris: the time is now

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, …

Special feature Nnimmo Bassey, Terry Odendahl and Michael Northrop 7 June 2016

Paris: a stop on the journey, not its end

We hope that readers of the essays in this issue see renewed commitment, hope and determination about philanthropy and civil society’s role in addressing the profound threat that we face. While each of us brought …

Letter Michael Northrop 1 September 2013

A breakthrough on climate?

There’s more carbon in the ground than we can safely burn if we hope to keep global warming below 2 degrees C. Bill McKibben at has done the math and taken it on the …