With climate change now squarely a priority on the public and political agenda, why isn’t more funding going to combat global warming? Where do we need to go from here? What do we do to get there? This Alliance special feature addresses these questions and lays out the range of opportunities and entry points for small and large foundations and individual donors – both for environmental funders and for funders for whom the environment, let alone climate change, is not a programme focus. Guest editors are Stephen Heintz, President of Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Changhua Wu, Greater China Director of the Climate Group.
Climate change is an area where cities and states are well ahead of national governments. Articles in this issue of Alliance will look at the pioneering work being done in London and New York and at the C-40 Cities Initiative, involving major cities around the world and supported by the Clinton Foundation and other private funders.
Moving to developing countries, Uday Khemka talks about how his initiative to bring together a group of donors from all over the world around climate change and to influence attitudes at all levels in Indian society. Changhua Wu will look at the situation in China, while a group of environmental experts from China, Nigeria, India and the Arab region will discuss the opportunities and barriers to progress in developing countries.
The September issue of Alliance will also include a new opinion column by Barry Gaberman; John Elkington considering the potential for foundations to influence corporate behaviour; plus the next instalment of the debate on terminology kickstarted by Bill Drayton.