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Rio+20: Key issues and outcomes and thoughts going forward

Mafruza Khan 22 June 2012

If one can accept that mega confabs such as Rio+20 are inevitably about more talks, then the text (outcome) of the negotiating document that was finalized at about 3am on Tuesday 19 June will not …

Rio+20: How philanthropy can support game-changers

Mafruza Khan 20 June 2012

As expected, the official Rio+20 conference and the People’s Summit are vast and challenging to navigate. In addition to these, there are over 500 side events to the official conference. That’s why the orientation webinar (on 11 …

Climate change: A common concern – EFC session gives wake-up call to foundations

Caroline Hartnell 13 June 2012

Global emissions have to peak by 2020 if we are to avoid the two-degree temperature rise above which the human race faces increasingly dire prospects. Farhana Yamin from CIFF (Children’s Investment Fund Foundation) started her …

Just published: March issue of Alliance urges philanthropists to look to our planet

Alliance magazine 6 March 2012

One of the worst consequences of the current recession may be that ‘we were all looking the other way as the world slipped into irreversible global warming and the vital natural resources on which we …

Offence wins games, defence wins championships

1 Global Greengrants Fund 6 December 2011

If you ever played on a sports team growing up, chances are you remember your coach saying ‘Remember team, offence wins games, but defence wins championships’. The old adage emphasizes the importance of playing a …

Conatix offers compass for environmental financing ‘jungle’ that even Copenhagen will not solve

Alliance magazine 17 December 2009

Current approaches to allocating funding to sustainability, climate and environmental protection lack strategy and coordination, compounding the problem of inadequate funding levels, claims a new report from consultancy firm Conatix. For example, says the Sustainability …

Ethical bank launches its first Climate Change Bond

Alliance magazine 8 December 2009

Triodos Bank has launched a new Climate Change Bond which will be used exclusively to finance UK organizations that are specifically tackling climate change issues, from renewable energy to recycling. The three bonds will be …

Soros pledges money for clean energy and new Climate Policy Initiative

1 Alliance magazine 12 October 2009

Financier and philanthropist George Soros has pledged to invest more than $1 billion (£625 million) in clean energy technology to tackle climate change. Speaking in Copenhagen last weekend, Soros also announced the foundation of the …