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Clamping down on illicit finance: new opportunities to protect nature and accelerate the climate transition

Clamping down on illicit finance: new opportunities to protect nature and accelerate the climate transition

Posted 7 May, 2024

Alex Jacobs, Executive Director of the Joffe Trust, reveals the truth about illicit finance, how it funds anti-environment forces and why funders can both help stop dirty money and accelerate a just climate transition around the world.

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Planning to save the planet

Planning to save the planet

Posted 30 April, 2024

Kat Jones from Action to Protect Rural Scotland raises awareness of Scotland’s new planning system, National Planning Framework 4, and how it could better address the environmental and nature crises.

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How gender-based violence affects environmental action | #IWD2024

How gender-based violence affects environmental action | #IWD2024

Posted 8 March, 2024

This #InternationalWomensDay, we wanted to spotlight this incredibly important intersection: how gender-based violence affects environmental action. 

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Can we talk about organisations and not just projects?

Can we talk about organisations and not just projects?

Posted 22 February, 2024

CEO of Pilotlight, Ed Mayo, shares findings from their new research, ‘The organisational needs of charities and social enterprises in the UK working on climate and sustainability’. In this survey of 298 organisations, Pilotlight shows the huge range of professional development and support needed with Ed proposing that funding organisations rather than projects is key to fill in this gap.

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Moving our finances out of fossil fuels

Moving our finances out of fossil fuels

Posted 13 February, 2024

Following a decision by staff and trustees, in late 2023, we closed our business bank account with HSBC after reporting showed that they are still heavily financing fossil fuels. This blog shares our decision, the full letter and further resources for those interested in greening their finances as well.

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Where’s the funding for council and community climate action?

Where’s the funding for council and community climate action?

Posted 17 January, 2024

Climate Emergency UK have recently published the first-ever UK-wide assessment of local government climate action: the Council Climate Action Scorecards. The results? Not good – the average council scored 32% on the actions they have taken towards net zero. Annie Pickering from Climate Emergency UK shares the barriers to local climate action and why funders can spark real progress on local government’s journey to net zero.

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The Challenge of Light Pollution

The Challenge of Light Pollution

Posted 18 December, 2023

Climate change and the destruction of entire ecosystems attract most of our attention. But we face another environmental threat – one which is insidious and fast-growing: light pollution.

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