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A new year and a new day: making progress during extraordinary times

Charlotte Pera 24 January 2021

This week, as the U.S. inaugurated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement, we approach 2021 with renewed hope. This fresh start – driven by years of collective …


Investors can influence climate action for the better

Nando van Kleeff 19 January 2021

The world’s leading financial institutions just took an important step to combat climate change. For the first time, major commercial and investment banks, asset managers and insurers adopted a common metric to account for the …


What can philanthropy do for the climate? Strategic pathways for climate giving

Eléonore Delanoë, Arthur Gautier and Anne-Claire Pache 19 January 2021 For Subscribers

Was 2020 the year that philanthropy recognised the part it had to play in the climate crisis? Though marked by other crises, it was a year of banner funding pledges for climate: in February 2020, …

ClimateWorks Foundation appoints Monica Araya as distinguished fellow

Alliance magazine 16 January 2021

Electric mobility expert and advocate Monica Araya has been appointed a ClimateWorks Distinguished Fellow. In her new role, Araya will partner with the leading climate intermediary’s transportation team to help accelerate the shift towards 100 …

Collaboration and community in the fight against climate change

Dory Trimble and Laura García 11 January 2021

The Honnold Foundation (HF) and Global Greengrants Fund are both fighting climate change at the grassroots level. We fuel climate movements built and mobilised by community leaders worldwide, directly supporting the people at the frontlines …

What will it take to prioritise climate change?

Moutushi Sengupta 30 December 2020

From engaging new champions, to promoting local narratives, here’s how we can strengthen action on climate change mitigation. India ranks third in terms of absolute levels of carbon emissions after China and the United States. In a …

Funders commit to $6 billion for sustained collective climate action

Alliance magazine 20 December 2020

The fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement saw 36 foundations and funders commit to investing at least $6 billion to addressing the climate emergency. The commitment is a part of the 2018 pledge made at …

Interview: ClimateWorks and IKEA talk scaling climate funding and impact

1 Jennifer Alley and Patty Harper 11 December 2020

When Liz McKeon joined the IKEA Foundation in 2014, the organisation’s climate giving strategy was just taking root. In the years following, Liz has worked to scale funding climate related programs from $1.5 million to …

Local renewable energy solutions can transform people’s lives and livelihoods in rural Africa

1 Altaf Makhiawala 7 December 2020

Imagine working hard throughout the year to grow and harvest precious crops, only to have to throw nearly half of them away because they have spoiled before you can sell them. That’s the situation for …

National Lottery Community Fund awards £19.5 million to climate work

Alliance magazine 6 December 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £19.5 million in grants to help tackle the climate emergency across the UK. The funding, granted over the last four months, has gone to a range of partnership …