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Responding to the climate crisis is an investment in Africa’s development

2 Saliem Fakir 13 January 2022

With a vision of securing a vibrant, climate-resilient Africa, the African Climate Foundation (ACF) is part of a relatively new ecosystem of locally-led climate-change organisations in the global south. This ecosystem is designed to enable …


First philanthropy report on climate strategies in China released

1 China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance 3 January 2022

On Adaptation Day at COP26, the China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance (CEGA) released the ‘CEGA Research Report on the Funding Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation’ at the China Corporate Pavilion in Glasgow, and held the 2021 …


COP26: insights from Glasgow

PEX 24 December 2021

In November, all eyes were on Glasgow. World leaders came together to negotiate how best to limit global warming to 1.5°C, or at least well below 2°C, and deliver the climate action we urgently need …

Community-led change and the importance of measuring what matters

Eva Rehse and Laura García 22 December 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change. Local communities around the world invest unmatched time, resources and energy …

BRACE: the Hong Kong organisation focusing 100% of its giving on climate action

Alliance magazine, International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change and Asian Venture Philanthropy Network 21 December 2021

BRACE is a charity in Hong Kong that’s putting climate action at the centre of all its efforts. BRACE Deputy Executive Director joined AVPN and the IPCCC to talk about what that looks like. As …

Funding framework for climate change for Australian philanthropists

Alliance magazine 17 December 2021

The Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN) has released a new Climate Change Funding Framework for philanthropists. The Framework helps philanthropists consider change levers to secure emissions reductions, the sectors that need to be transformed, how …

Alliance webinar: Food systems – time for change

Annmarie McQueen 14 December 2021

Over the last half-century and more, global food systems have been dominated by the large-scale production of single crops produced for mass markets, culminating in the Green Revolution of the 1990s. While this transition from …

Community voices need to be a part of the climate crisis response

Humphrey Nabimanya and Stephanie Heckman 14 December 2021

We would like to respond to the learnings and discussions that we have heard recently from COP26 and the Global Philanthropy Forum. As the world’s challenges become more and more pressing due to the disproportionate …

Global South environmental and justice funders join together to launch Fundos del Sur

Alliance magazine 11 December 2021

A group of Global South funders have joined together in a new initiative to direct resources to local grassroots organisations working on the frontlines of the climate crisis. The new fund, called Alianza Socioambiental Fondos …

Philanthropy-backed multi-million dollar climate awards announce recipients

Alliance magazine 7 December 2021

Three leaders in climate change mitigation have today each received $3 million from the Climate Breakthrough Project, a philanthropy-backed initiative that offers annual awards to individuals with cutting-edge climate change mitigation ideas that haven’t yet …