Monthly Archives: June 2016

What’s next for climate philanthropy?

My first edition as editor of Alliance magazine is out now.

http://www.alliancemagazine.org/magazine/issue/june-2016/

The landmark Paris Agreement, adopted on 12 December 2015, is central to global efforts to combat climate change. What contribution should philanthropy make to these efforts? Our June 2016 edition presents the latest science and data on climate philanthropy. The first part, edited by Michael Northrop of Rockefeller Brothers Fund, highlights the opportunities for philanthropy to consolidate the achievements at Paris especially in reforestation, renewable energy and cities. The second part, edited by Nnimmo Bassey and Terry Odendahl of Global Greengrants Fund, delves between the gaps to document the ways in which philanthropy must focus on climate justice and the needs of the most marginalized. The final section presents perspectives on the case for divesting assets from fossil fuels and ends with a shared view from guest editors on the journey ahead.

This edition of Alliance also features interviews with the Geneva-based Oak Foundation about its new climate justice initiative and Heron Foundation’s Clara Miller and Toni Johnson about the most radical idea in philanthropy.

 

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