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ClimateWorks President and CEO departs for Bezos Earth Fund

Alliance magazine 15 April 2021

ClimateWorks Foundation President and CEO Charlotte Pera is stepping down from her role at the major climate intermediary to join the Bezos Earth Fund as Vice President for Strategy and Programs. The ClimateWorks Board of …


Philanthropy and governments working together to counter aridity in Mongolia

Lan Keqi 13 April 2021

Land degradation and climate change mean that an estimated four billion people will live in arid and semi-arid areas by 2050, with a reduction in global crop yields of an average of 10 per cent, …


Business of Philanthropy: HRH Prince Charles

Alliance magazine 10 April 2021

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with HRH The Prince of Wales. The …

Fund movements on the ground to keep fossil fuels in the ground

Katie Redford 1 April 2021

Last month, I went to northern Minnesota to stand with water protectors and land defenders in protest against Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, which cuts through their sacred lands, disrupting unique ecosystems and ignoring treaty rights …

‘Life on land’: the Lao Niu Wetland Protection Project

Lan Keqi 26 March 2021

Established in 2004, the Inner Mongolia Lao Niu Foundation works mainly on environmental protection, culture and education, and industry promotion. Its work involves multiple SDGs. As of 2019, it has carried out 255 public welfare …

Today’s conservation challenges are bigger than any one solution – or funder

Chuck Cooper 17 March 2021

The world is experiencing two closely related crises that threaten our way of life: the climate and biodiversity crises. The immense scope and complexity of these challenges require innovation, multi-sector collaboration, and funding at an …

Andrew Steer named President and CEO of $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund

Elika Roohi 10 March 2021

Andrew Steer, who currently serves as CEO of the environmental non-profit World Resources Institute, will join the Bezos Earth Fund as President and CEO in the coming weeks, announced Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos yesterday. According …

Assessing the impact of climate litigation

1 Jasper Teulings and Shishusri Pradhan 3 March 2021

1,587 climate litigation cases were brought between 1986 and 2020 according to LSE’s Grantham Institute and the recent UNEP Global Climate Litigation Report: 2020 Status Review found that climate cases have nearly doubled over the …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 2 March 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas US funders condemn political violence Indigenous communities combat Covid impact Women-led philanthropy’s ‘starring role’ Europe …

European Climate Pact: An invitation to philanthropy organisations

2 Elena Višnar Malinovská 24 February 2021

This article has been commissioned for PEXnews Philanthropy can play an important role in Europe’s green transition by supporting concrete action for climate and the environment, from boosting local grassroots projects to accelerating and scaling up …