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How gender-based violence affects environmental action | #IWD2024

How gender-based violence affects environmental action | #IWD2024

Posted on 8 Mar 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 on 22 Feb 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 on 13 Feb 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 on 17 Jan 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 on 18 Dec 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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Why aren’t we putting our money where our mouth is?

Why aren’t we putting our money where our mouth is?

Posted on 1 Nov 2023

What if we saw the opportunity before us and decided to make it our number one priority to invest in food growing in urban areas? In this blog, Marie-Amélie Viatte discusses the need for a food revolution and how deliberate investment into regenerative urban food growing can be the catalyst for change we’ve been looking for.

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How to Be a Good Environmental Fundraiser

How to Be a Good Environmental Fundraiser

Posted on 17 Oct 2023

Being a good environmental fundraiser goes beyond simply securing funds. In this blog, Natasha Ratter, explores core qualities of being a good environmental fundraiser and illustrates the importance of finding your voice, understanding your role in the bigger picture, prioritising relationships and wellbeing, and joining a supportive community.

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It’s time we stopped ignoring the ‘Cinderella issue’ of consumption 

It’s time we stopped ignoring the ‘Cinderella issue’ of consumption 

Posted on 10 Oct 2023

Why is it that campaign groups and funders are neglecting consumption, a fundamental driver of environmental harm? In this blog, Libby Peake, explores why this is, the significant impact overconsumption has on greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss and why we must turn our attention to what we need to do to win on this issue in the long run.

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Supporting young people to transform biodiversity policy

Supporting young people to transform biodiversity policy

Posted on 21 Jul 2023

Last December, we attended COP15, the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, together with many other young people of our network. This was not the first summit where youth was represented. However, our voices were never as strong as at COP15, where the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) was decided on.

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Harnessing the law for climate justice: EFN 2023 Retreat Keynote Talk

Harnessing the law for climate justice: EFN 2023 Retreat Keynote Talk

Posted on 13 Jul 2023

Nani Jansen Reventlow’s keynote talk during our annual retreat for funders this year was titled ‘Harnessing the law for climate justice.’ Nani laid out what long-term funding in strategic litigation can achieve and how to use it as a tool for climate justice.

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