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European Foundation Centre launches climate webinar series

Alliance magazine 14 August 2020

The European Foundation Centre’s European Environmental Funders Group has launched a series of webinars dedicated to exploring environmental issues currently at stake for the philanthropic sector. Two webinars have already been held: the first, which …


How to enhance collaboration on environmental sustainability in China

Bowen Zhang 6 August 2020

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis that has reminded everyone of the fragile interconnectivity between human beings and the ecosystem, China is showing greater willingness to prioritise environmental protection. Beijing’s latest environmental guideline issued …


National Black Environmental Justice Network

National Black Environmental Justice Network relaunches

Alliance magazine 30 July 2020

The National Black Environmental Justice Network, an organisation that was first established in 1999 and later disbanded, has relaunched after both the culmination of years of conversations, as well as in response to today’s crises. …

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation awards Prize for Humanity to Greta Thunberg

Alliance magazine 23 July 2020

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has awarded climate advocate Greta Thunberg the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, a €1 million prize to reward outstanding work in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Thunberg has announced she will be …

Fund resilience: Create systemic change by working at the nexus of climate and gender

Prachi Seth 23 July 2020

COVID-19 has made very visible how climate change will affect us all on a global scale, which has stirred renewed energy to ‘build back better’ through climate resiliency. Some of us, however, will be harder …

Cambridge Sustainability Commission to focus on sustainable behaviour

Alliance magazine 17 July 2020

KR Foundation, together with the Cambridge Sustainability Commission from the Cambridge University Press, is launching a project to help inform innovative, effective, evidence-based projects and interventions that will bring sustainable behaviour into mainstream thinking on …

Why the United States should build back better: A call for post-COVID, climate-forward policy

Jonathan Pershing and Jane Flegal 9 July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a gut punch to the world. Millions of people infected. Hundreds of thousands dead. Hospitals (again) overflowing. And the effects disproportionately falling on BIPOC communities facing systemic racism and structural …

Environmental philanthropy and COVID-19: More urgent than ever

Julia Davies 2 July 2020

With much of the world exiting a pandemic and entering a recession, the environment and conservation may not seem a pressing concern – but climate change and biodiversity loss remain the most significant threats we …

Benban solar park in Egypt receives $4 billion in funding

Alliance magazine 25 June 2020

Egypt’s Benban park, a 37 square kilometre solar park in Aswan desert with over seven million photovoltaic panels, has received $4 billion in funding from thirty international infrastructure developers. Among the investors is infrastructure fund …

New Climate Pledge calls for $1 billion for climate funding by 2021

Alliance magazine 15 June 2020

The Climate Pledge is calling for the philanthropy community to come together and allocate more than $1 billion in new funding for climate change by the end of 2021. Announced at the AVPN 2020 annual …