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European climate funding: small sums distributed unequally

Elika Roohi 20 October 2021

Funding for climate change mitigation in Europe amounts to less than two per cent of total philanthropic funding on the continent – and within that sum, just 3.5 per cent is directed in grants to …


‘The climate crisis galvanised us’: Trottier Family Foundation on their climate action

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 19 October 2021

‘If we can’t solve the climate crisis, none of our other work will matter’, said Eric St.Pierre, speaking about the Trottier Family Foundation’s climate work to Alliance recently. The Canadian foundation has been slowly ramping up …


Over 20 foundations join to commit $223 million to reducing methane emissions

Alliance magazine 14 October 2021

More than 20 leading philanthropic organisations have partnered to commit $223 million to drastically reducing methane emissions around the world. The effort – which includes the Hewlett Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CIFF, and the IKEA Foundation, …

Climate funding is rising – but it’s still unable to break the 2% barrier

Elika Roohi 8 October 2021

Funding for climate action still sits at less than two per cent of all philanthropic funding, ClimateWorks’ annual funding trends report has found. In 2020, ClimateWorks estimated that giving for climate change mitigation grew to …

Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation on tackling climate in Europe

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 28 September 2021

For foundations that are trying to apply a climate lens to their existing programmes, those working on food systems will have an easier time than perhaps those with arts programmes. The Daniel and Nina Carasso …

Italian commitment to climate change action launched

Alliance magazine 27 September 2021

Sixty-one foundations and philanthropic organisations in Italy have joined a commitment to action on climate change launched by Assifero, the Italian association of grantmaking foundations. Italy’s climate commitment for the philanthropy sector joins a number …

Philanthropic action on climate has been too slow – is the rise of green intermediaries the answer?

Isabelle Gerretsen 23 September 2021

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a profoundly alarming warning last month: human activities are altering the climate in unprecedented and irreversible ways. As the planet continues to warm, we face more …

Alliance event: 25 years in philanthropy

Elika Roohi 21 September 2021

To celebrate the special milestone of 25 years and 100 issues of Alliance magazine being at the heart of global philanthropy, Alliance hosted an event at the Aga Khan Centre in London last week with …

The ocean is our global heirloom: Philanthropy needs to treat (and fund) it that way

Conniel Malek 21 September 2021

The ocean is our global commons, our birthright, our collective heritage, and our heirloom. This concept is enshrined under international law – the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). However, laws and …

The Lewis Foundation on climate action in South Africa

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 14 September 2021

The Lewis Foundation in South Africa with its focus on conservation has always had the environment at the centre of its work, but it was their membership with Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa (IPASA) …