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The power of Philanthropies at COP27

Alice Amorim 23 November 2022

I arrived at COP27 with a lot of excitement and questions. Our goals there were very clear. We wanted to: (1) Promote the Philanthropy for Climate movement to a broader audience; (2) Help our members …


Philanthropy organisations pledging climate action reaches 600 during COP27

Alliance magazine 21 November 2022

The number of organisations forming ‘Philanthropy For Climate’, global movement that consists of national climate philanthropy ‘commitments’, reached 600 during the COP27 climate summit Philanthropy For Climate was launched in 2019, calling all foundations, regardless …


IKEA Foundation pledges €600m to high-impact interventions to reduce emissions

Alliance magazine 21 November 2022

Major climate funder IKEA Foundation has announced €600 million in new funding to be granted to high-impact interventions for philanthropy to reduce emissions. It plans to spend these funds by 2025, the Foundation said in …

How philanthropy can balance trust, risk, and learning to catalyze innovation

Savanna Ferguson 18 November 2022

Why one organization is taking a leadership-focused and flexible-grantmaking to climate mitigation work – and what others can learn from it. Philanthropy is sometimes an odd pursuit. Borne most often from the fortunes of individuals …

It wasn’t rubbish at all

1 Heljä Franssila 15 November 2022

‘When I was the speechwriter for the climate minister, all the speeches I wrote for the UN Climate Change Conferences sounded more or less the same: We have to act now. No more talk.’ This …

New advocacy network launches at COP27 to get funds to Indigenous, local women and girls

Alliance magazine 13 November 2022

Grassroots women’s organisations have launched a new advocacy network to scale-up funding for Indigenous and local women and girls. Women in Global South Alliance for Tenure and Climate – the name of the network – …

Tackling poverty and climate change: IKEA and Acumen’s $25m energy investment initative

Biswarup Banerjee and Sarah Bieber 11 November 2022

Today, two out of three people living in extreme poverty live in rural areas, often without access to electricity. The combined impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and volatile energy prices caused by the …

What we can learn from crisis response around the world

Alliance magazine 8 November 2022

How is global philanthropy working to respond and build resilience to crises in their regions? The war in Ukraine, economic instability and a sudden increase in the cost of living, the effects of the Covid-19 …

$1.7bn pledged, $321m given away: Where are we on COP26’s commitment to protecting forests?

Alliance magazine 6 November 2022

Following last year’s commitment of $1.7 billion to Indigenous and local communities to support their work protecting tropical forests, research out today has found that one-fifth of those funds have actually reached grantees – the …

An uneven climate crisis and the case for reparations: What we can learn from Pakistan

Aina Marzia 3 November 2022

The news of Pakistan’s ongoing climate catastrophe has crowded out the headlines, but the long-term and actual effects of Pakistan’s floods are yet to come.   The devastation has caused over 1,350 casualties and over …