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German foundations edge towards joint action on climate change and gender equality

Alliance magazine 10 June 2019

The German Association of Foundations has endorsed collective action on climate change and gender equality during its annual meeting held this year in Manheim. Members approved a resolution to ‘act sustainably by taking responsibility for …


With peoples’ protests mounting, why are philanthropists lagging behind on climate change?

Lindley Mease 5 June 2019

A groundswell of community-owned solutions requires investment. People are taking to the streets on climate change around the globe, tired of inaction by public officials and risking arrest to intentionally cause disruption. It’s time to …


Routes to peaceful development: Environment

Bilal Ahmad Pandow 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Shared understanding of environmental concerns is at the heart of trying to build a peaceful and border-free South Asia The South Asian Voluntary Association of Environmentalists (SAVAE) is over a decade old. Its background was …

Ashden announces new CEO and new Chair

Alliance magazine 19 May 2019

The UK sustainable energy charity, Ashden, has announced that Founder Director Sarah Butler-Sloss, will be moving on from her role managing the day-to-day operations at Ashden to become Chair of Trustees. Harriet Lamb, most recently …

New report identifies opportunities in forestry-focused impact investing to combat threat of climate change

Alliance magazine 24 April 2019

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) today released its Scaling Impact Investments in Forestry report. The GIIN’s new report takes explores the landscape of investment managers and asset owners active in the market and provide …

Harnessing the power of media to achieve change

Rachel McKee 6 April 2019

Deep in the heart of the Himalayas, the Koshi River begins its journey as a tiny stream. It makes its way down the northern slopes of Tibet, gains momentum as it traverses Nepal, joins the …

Europe needs to get real about its coal problem

Antha Williams and Caio Koch-Weser 15 February 2019

Mention the words coal and climate change, and the first thing that comes to mind might be China’s coal-fired industrialisation, pollution hanging in the air over New Delhi, or perhaps President Trump’s quixotic campaign to …

New study maps environmental funding by European Foundations

Alliance magazine 13 February 2019

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) launched the fourth edition of its mapping of environmental funding, a study into the state of European philanthropic funding for environmental issues.  The fourth edition covers 87 foundations and 4,093 …

Helping the farmers to stay

Rachel McKee 13 February 2019

What do 5,000 young protesters taking to the streets in Geneva and some Bangladeshi farmers have in common? The answer, according to a group of speakers who met in Nations, Geneva on 21 January 2019 …

CEGA forum unveils new resources for environmental funders in China

Alliance magazine 26 January 2019

The China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance (CEGA) has launched and information platform aiming to remedy the lack of basic information in environmental grantmaking in China. The CEGA Environmental Protection Organization information platform will also help optimise …