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IKEA, Rockefeller Foundations pledge $1 billion to fund renewable energy in developing nations

Alliance magazine 26 June 2021

The IKEA Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation announced this week that the two funders would be joining forces to set up a $1 billion fund supporting renewable energy programmes in developing nations. The joint fund will …

Climate change resilience: can philanthropy play a role?

Keratiloe Mogotsi 25 June 2021

We have heard about it all before: rising temperatures, failing crops resulting in food insecurity, the melting ice caps – these are all part of the narrative of climate change. Natural disasters, which seem to …

Alliance webinar: Climate philanthropy now – where should philanthropy put its funding?

Annmarie McQueen 22 June 2021

Currently only 2 per cent of philanthropic giving goes towards addressing climate change, however it’s clear that more is urgently needed. To mark the publication of our June issue, this webinar brought together a panel …

Alliance webinar: #ShiftThePower: what power and how far has it shifted?

Annmarie McQueen 8 June 2021

What is the #ShiftThePower movement and how much has it achieved? This webinar aimed to answer these questions with insights from a panel of activists and professionals working with small, grassroots organisations within local communities. …

Tracking 10 years of protests: here’s what we’ve learned

Andrew Firmin 5 June 2021

CIVICUS’s recently published State of Civil Society Report was our 10th edition, offering an opportunity to reflect on what has changed in civic action over 10 years. Looking back, from the ‘Arab Spring’ and Occupy to …

Advice for philanthropy from COP’s Climate Action Champion

Charles Keidan 2 June 2021

‘Philanthropy is incredibly influential.’ That is the view of Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion for the UK, who is responsible for driving the actions of non-state actors to a fossil-free future ahead of COP26 …

The front-line generation

Winnie Asiti 1 June 2021

Guest editor Winnie Asiti talks with climate activists Nisreen Elsaim in Sudan and Kassim Gawusu-Toure in Ghana about the journey to climate justice being driven by the younger generation Nisreen Elsaim WA: Nisreen, could you introduce yourself and tell …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas Cross-racial network targets climate justice groups Bezos Earth Fund recruits senior personnel Latimpacto study illuminates …

Donors can do a lot more to achieve a humanitarian system that works for women

Holly Miller and Naomi Tulay-Solanke 30 May 2021

Last week, the Feminist Humanitarian Network released research led by its women’s rights organisation (WRO) members on the challenges that the humanitarian response has presented for WROs during Covid-19, and the feminist solutions they used …

Civil society embattled and essential during pandemic, finds CIVICUS annual report

Alliance magazine 27 May 2021

Throughout the last year, governments across the world used the uncertainty of the pandemic to clamp down on civic freedoms. In response, millions of people around the world mobilized to demand more just, equal, and …