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Investing for a just transition

Nick Robins 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

The need to rebuild after the Covid-19 pandemic offers an opportunity for a just transition to a clean economy – an opportunity foundation investors must take Crises can be moments of transformation. The catastrophic failure …

Time for climate and sustainability coherence

María-Laura Rojas 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that global problems need comprehensive solutions The current pandemic has laid bare the fact that Latin American philanthropy can no longer ignore the need to concert its grantmaking and investment …

A tale of two tipping points: Democracy and climate

Isidoro Hazbun​ 31 August 2020

Restoring faith in democracy and restoring nature are essential for a sustainable future. This cannot be done without targeted philanthropy and on-the-ground civil society.  The Covid-19 pandemic has been steadily revealing the lack of government …

As deadly heatwaves sweep the world, philanthropy can create a cool future

Harriet Lamb 24 August 2020

This summer has brought ferocious heatwaves from India to Siberia and the U.S. Lethal temperatures are no surprise – heatwaves are now more common, more intense and longer-lasting, with 2020 likely to be the hottest year …

National Lottery Community Fund announces £14 million for climate change work

Alliance magazine 18 August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced more than £14 million in grants for work in the UK to tackle climate change. The funding is part of the National Lottery-funded Climate Action Fund, a ten-year …

European Foundation Centre launches climate webinar series

Alliance magazine 14 August 2020

The European Foundation Centre’s European Environmental Funders Group has launched a series of webinars dedicated to exploring environmental issues currently at stake for the philanthropic sector. Two webinars have already been held: the first, which …

How to enhance collaboration on environmental sustainability in China

Bowen Zhang 6 August 2020

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis that has reminded everyone of the fragile interconnectivity between human beings and the ecosystem, China is showing greater willingness to prioritise environmental protection. Beijing’s latest environmental guideline issued …

National Black Environmental Justice Network relaunches

Alliance magazine 30 July 2020

The National Black Environmental Justice Network, an organisation that was first established in 1999 and later disbanded, has relaunched after both the culmination of years of conversations, as well as in response to today’s crises. …

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation awards Prize for Humanity to Greta Thunberg

Alliance magazine 23 July 2020

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has awarded climate advocate Greta Thunberg the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, a €1 million prize to reward outstanding work in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Thunberg has announced she will be …

Fund resilience: Create systemic change by working at the nexus of climate and gender

Prachi Seth 23 July 2020

COVID-19 has made very visible how climate change will affect us all on a global scale, which has stirred renewed energy to ‘build back better’ through climate resiliency. Some of us, however, will be harder …