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COVID-19: The view from CHEM Trust

COVID-19: The view from CHEM Trust

Posted on 8 Jun 2020

Hormone disrupting chemicals can undermine the immune system, so the COVID-19 pandemic has really emphasised the need for CHEM Trust's work. Though we have not all been tested, the accepted science acknowledges that the vast majority of us have hormone-disrupting chemicals in our bodies. CHEM Trust is a classic modern online organisation; we have 11 people working remotely in four countries, so our daily modus operandi, though impacted by social distancing, is not totally disrupted. The pandemic has not slowed our work down, but has shown it’s more important than ever before.

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COVID-19: The view from Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

COVID-19: The view from Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Posted on 22 May 2020

How do you run a zoo and international conservation programmes during a pandemic? What are conservation leaders doing around the world to help protect their human and wild communities?

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COVID-19 and its impact on the eNGO sector: the view from across the UK

COVID-19 and its impact on the eNGO sector: the view from across the UK

Posted on 20 May 2020

In the first of a blog series about the impact of COVID-19 on the environmental sector, we asked the Chief Officers of the environmental NGO networks, the Environment LINKs, how their members were coping.

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Environmental philanthropy and COVID-19: what’s love got to do with It?

Environmental philanthropy and COVID-19: what’s love got to do with It?

Posted on 28 Apr 2020

What the pandemic has helped bring into focus is the interconnectedness of the social crisis and the environmental calamity unfolding around us. The deeper you go into the causes of both, the more tangled their roots seem to be.

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COVID-19: Emergency funds available to environmental groups

COVID-19: Emergency funds available to environmental groups

Posted on 20 Apr 2020

A list of funds open to the environment sector (largely but not exclusively UK-based).

Mission 2020: holding corporations to account for deforestation, and supporting communities on the ground

Mission 2020: holding corporations to account for deforestation, and supporting communities on the ground

Posted on 7 Oct 2019

2020 is a 'Super Year', a year for bold action on forests, amongst other environmental and social issues. Can funders support NGOs as they hold corporations to account and support forest defenders on the ground?

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Intact forests – securing a bounty the world cannot afford to lose

Intact forests – securing a bounty the world cannot afford to lose

Posted on 7 Oct 2019

Even within the trickle of climate finance finding its way into forests, most is directed at restoration or forest conservation in places rewarded for coming down from a high deforestation rate baseline. Intact forests are short-changed. But we need to care for these intact ecosystems as well as fight deforestation hotspots, in the same way that a medical system needs both emergency rooms and preventative health programs.

What future for the world’s tropical forests and forest peoples?

What future for the world’s tropical forests and forest peoples?

Posted on 7 Oct 2019

If the people whose ancestral lands comprise the tropical forests of our planet emerge stronger from 2020 onwards, so will the world’s tropical forests. The vast majority of global biodiversity is found on indigenous territories, and these lands hold nearly 55 trillion metric tons of carbon. With key moments approaching in 2020, here are a few areas where concerted effort is needed to challenge power and change the system.

 

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The 2020 ‘Super Year’ – what does it mean for forests?

The 2020 ‘Super Year’ – what does it mean for forests?

Posted on 7 Oct 2019

In an exclusive three-part blog series commissioned by the EFN Forest Funders group, we invite leading campaigners and advocates to look ahead to the 2020 ‘Super Year’ of global policy moments and ask: will forests emerge stronger or weaker out of it?

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Why we will be striking on 20 September

Why we will be striking on 20 September

Posted on 9 Sep 2019

I am excited by the powerful potential of youth to protect our planet. But I also understand that it is not fair to rest the responsibility of fixing the mistakes of older generations, including my own, on the shoulders of today’s young people. That's why, on 20 September, my colleagues from Global Greengrants Fund UK and I will be joining the Global Climate Strike. If you are in London, why not find us and fellow EFN members and march together?

 

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