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Australian philanthropists can cut up to nine percent of global emissions. Here’s how

Dan Stein 25 July 2024

We are halfway through what is on track to be another record-breaking year for our climate. The impact of rising greenhouse gas emissions is no longer speculative – the consequences are being felt globally, from …


OSF president Binaifer Nowrojee

Open Society Foundations kickstarts grantmaking with $400 million climate prosperity fund 

Shafi Musaddique 23 July 2024

Open Society Foundations has pledged $400 million towards supporting climate-friendly economic development in Global South countries, ending its yearlong grantmaking freeze.  The initiative is the first significant announcement since the appointment of Binaifer Nowrojee as …


India warned it must achieve climate jobs transition differently to West 

Shafi Musaddique 11 July 2024

India must prioritise job creation through a climate lens in a way that is done differently to the West, according to a leading Indian social impact advisor.  Rathish Balakrishnan, co-founder of Sattva, a social impact …

Why climate philanthropy must increase funding to grassroots agroecology movements

Daniel Moss 8 July 2024

Constructing climate-friendly, healthy food systems that are good for the planet and people remains one of humanity’s great challenges. The ‘modern’ food systems put in place over the past century – with many technologies and …

Insights from SEE Climate Week in Beijing

Fan Li 5 July 2024

Over 100,000 delegates participated in COP28 last year, making it the biggest in COP history. China also sent its largest delegation to Dubai, including over 50 foundations and NGOs, highlighting the increasing engagement of Chinese …

Climate philanthropy ‘essential to bring us out of global crisis’, says former Ireland president 

Shafi Musaddique 27 June 2024

Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson has called on climate philanthropy to mimic Irish commitments and respond faster amid multiple global crisis. ‘Climate philanthropy has the opportunity to be nimble, to respond faster than others and …

The Practice of Common Climate Good

Shiv Someshwar 26 June 2024

The crisis of climate change transcends economies and ecosystems. Accelerated by the burning of fossil fuel, climate change is a ‘global bad’, posing dire consequences for all humankind in the present as well as in …

Latin American Rockefeller fellowship to develop climate solutions

Shafi Musaddique 18 June 2024

The first cohort of Latin American leaders offering solutions to the climate crisis from across have been selected, as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s ‘Big Bets Climate Fellows’ programme.   The fellowship is dedicated towards …

Zimbabwe’s revised PVO Amendment Bill will restrict efforts to relieve hunger

Andrew Mambondiyani 18 June 2024

In a typical summer farming season in Zimbabwe, many small-scale farmers can grow enough food to feed their families for a whole year. And they can even sell their surplus farm produce. It was not …

Brazil’s local, Indigenous organisations face uphill battle for legal recognition 

Shafi Musaddique 12 June 2024

Brazil’s Indigenous-run, locally led organisations face an uphill battle for legal recognition.  A report published by the Casa Fund, one of Brazil’s most preeminent grant makers with a focus on indigenous peoples, climate and social …