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Winners of $3m Climate Breakthrough Awards awards announced

Alliance magazine 20 February 2021

Mohamed Adow, the Director of Power Shift Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and Nicole Rycroft, the Executive Director of Canopy in Vancouver, Canada, were recently announced as winners of the Climate Breakthrough Award. The award is …

Donors of Color Network pledge will shift millions to minority-led environmental justice groups

Alliance magazine 11 February 2021

The cross-racial community of donors and movement leaders, Donors of Color Network, have announced the launch of their campaign to move hundreds of millions of dollars to climate justice groups led by Black, Indigenous, and …

New appointments from Clean Air Fund signal ambitions for grantmaking, partnerships

Alliance magazine 5 February 2021

The Clean Air Fund, a philanthropic organisation working globally to empower funders, researchers, policymakers and campaigners to deliver clean air for all, has expanded its team with the arrival of Sean Maguire as Director of …

Rockefeller Foundation divests $5 billion endowment from fossil fuels

1 Alliance magazine 30 January 2021

The Rockefeller Foundation has committed to divesting its $5 billion endowment from fossil fuel companies and avoid taking on future fossil fuel investments, according to an announcement made in December. The move away from fossil …

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

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 …