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Climate action now!

Felicitas von Peter and Winnie Asiti 1 June 2021

If it is to play its part in tackling climate change, philanthropy itself needs to change – and it needs to do so immediately Climate change has emerged as the greatest challenge of our time. …


Shrinking beneath our feet

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

Four first-hand accounts that give powerful testament to the impact of climate change on the polar ice sheets The scientist Julienne Stroeve, research chair in Climate Forcing of Sea Ice at the University of Manitoba …


Taking the climate philanthropy pledge

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

Just 2 per cent of philanthropy goes to tackling climate change. With Glasgow COP26 as a stimulus, a new set of commitments by European philanthropy networks aims to galvanise the sector to get more involved …

The ecosystem of climate philanthropy

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

A number of platforms, networks and pooled funds have emerged in recent years to enable funders to combine their efforts in the battle against climate change. A selection are profiled below ClimateWorks Foundation The ClimateWorks …

Are we nearly there yet?

Sonia Medina 1 June 2021

This is one of Alliance’s specially commissioned 25th anniversary articles, each reflecting on philanthropy’s past and looking ahead to its future. What has been achieved in 25 years of climate philanthropy and how far do …

Six steps towards greener investments

Nando van Kleeff 1 June 2021

Foundations’ financial role in reaching a net zero carbon future  is not confined to the money they give away The amount of philanthropic funding currently going towards the world’s gravest problem is clearly inadequate. But …

Time to give the climate justice movement its due

Isaiah Toroitich 1 June 2021

The climate justice movement has a vital role in achieving delivery of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030 – but it’s not always seen that way They come in different shapes, sizes and colours. Some …

Collaboration is the route to transformation

Sandrine Dixson-Declève 1 June 2021

Philanthropy needs to step up its partnerships with other sectors to bring about the radical transformation that the world needs The Covid pandemic has brought the climate crisis to the forefront of the international agenda …

Applying the lessons of Covid

Stefan Schurig 1 June 2021

Covid-19 is a global vulnerability experience. The F20 platform can help philanthropy play its part in applying the lessons to climate change While governments are currently trying to prepare for the worst impacts of the …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas Cross-racial network targets climate justice groups Bezos Earth Fund recruits senior personnel Latimpacto study illuminates …