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First philanthropy report on climate strategies in China released

1 China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance 3 January 2022

On Adaptation Day at COP26, the China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance (CEGA) released the ‘CEGA Research Report on the Funding Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation’ at the China Corporate Pavilion in Glasgow, and held the 2021 …


10 lessons from a decade in climate philanthropy

Elsa Özmen 16 November 2021

I started working in climate philanthropy over a decade ago. At the time, less than two per cent of all philanthropic contributions went towards climate change. For the climate community, the disappointing summit of Copenhagen …


$3m from philanthropy to kickstart loss & damage funding at COP26; public funds don’t follow

Alliance magazine 15 November 2021

Leading climate funders, including the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the European Climate Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and the Global Greengrants Fund, have committed an initial $3 million in start-up assistance …

All hands on deck: Philanthropy’s extraordinary moment

Leslie Johnston 11 November 2021

Philanthropic capital must play a bigger role in driving the systems shift we need Pressure is on here in Glasgow. Governments are rebalancing commitments so that they are on the right trajectory for Paris alignment. …

$37m from Bezos, IKEA, Laudes for Science Based Targets initiative

Alliance magazine 6 November 2021

The Bezos Earth Fund, IKEA Foundation, and Laudes Foundation have collectively pledged $37 million to the Science Based Targets initiative, the global body enabling businesses to set emissions reductions targets in line with science. The …

Philanthropy-led methane pledge raises additional $105m since launch last month

Elika Roohi 4 November 2021

GLASGOW – The Global Methane Pledge, a public-private partnership to reduce methane emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, has raised an additional $105 million in the few short weeks since the pledge was launched …

Philanthropy begins to face up to climate injustice

Charles Keidan 4 November 2021

GLASGOW – A coalition of foundations and activists are seeking to put adaption to loss and damage – negative climate impacts facing countries, communities and ecosystems – more squarely on the philanthropy agenda.   The …

Major foundations, western nations pledge $1.7bn for Indigenous communities to protect forests

1 Elika Roohi 3 November 2021

GLASGOW – An alliance of 17 major climate foundations, alongside the UK, US, Norway, Germany, and the Netherlands, have pledged to invest $1.7 billion to help Indigenous and local communities to protect tropical forests. Among …

Philanthropy commitments roll in as COP26 gets down to business

Charles Keidan 3 November 2021

GLASGOW – Some of the world’s leading foundations are making their mark at the UN COP26 as the UN climate summit in Glasgow gets underway. Yesterday, Dr Rajiv Shah, a former administrator of USAID and …

Climate change is here. Where is European philanthropy?

Jon Cracknell, Hannah Roeyer and Helene Desanlis 3 November 2021

Dear funders, we have two questions for you. First, do you get out of bed in the morning thinking about issues like human rights, gender, migration, public health, inequality, peace and security, education, democracy, poverty …