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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 …

World Bank Group launches $50 billion fund for five-year action plan on climate change

Alliance magazine 19 January 2019

This week, the World Bank Group (WBG) announced its five-year ‘Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience’, set to commence at the end of June 2021. Under the new plan, average yearly funding has …

Alliance magazine distribution is now plastic free

Alliance magazine 7 December 2018

Thanks to support from the European Climate Foundation we are happy to announce we have now removed all the plastic from our distribution process. Alliance will now be delivered in a completely biodegradable, compostable film …

Crossing boundaries, borders and barriers – environment trumps all yet is still ignored by majority of foundations

1 Ciorsdan Brown 16 November 2018

I always look forward to the ACF conference as it’s a really good chance to catch up with friends, to learn, challenge and connect. I wondered what the theme around borders, barriers and boundaries might …

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation pledges $500 million to combat climate change

Alliance magazine 14 September 2018

Today, the UK’s Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) pledged $500 million over the next five years to combat climate change. This funding contributes to a $4 billion global commitment – the largest-ever philanthropic investment in …

TrustAfrica to administer grants fund from Shell’s compensation in Nigeria

Alliance magazine 30 June 2018

TrustAfrica has been selected to manage the grantmaking of the Kiisi Trust, formed as part of the settlement of a lawsuit brought by survivors of human rights abuses arising out of the operations of Royal …