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The State of Funding for Women’s Environmental Action

The State of Funding for Women’s Environmental Action

Posted on 8 Mar 2018

Women around the globe are at the forefront of addressing the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation; designing, implementing, and scaling up their own solutions. Yet, as a new mapping report by Global Greengrants Fund and Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds reveals, only 0.2 percent of all foundation funding focuses explicitly on women and the environment. This means that there is a great opportunity for funders committed to protecting our planet to improve their interventions by supporting compelling women-led solutions.

 

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Mind the Gap: A rough guide to the allocation of forest grants

Mind the Gap: A rough guide to the allocation of forest grants

Posted on 10 Jan 2017

EFN’s Forest Funders Group has developed a methodology for mapping forest-related grants. The aim is to profile the flow of forest grants around specific issues, geographies and theories of change, and in doing so help funders to gain a better sense of forest philanthropy in the round, and reflect on the place of their portfolios within it. This trial analysis of a subset of grants offers some tantalising points for reflection.

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Civil society organisations in the global South and disruptive change: implications for funders

Civil society organisations in the global South and disruptive change: implications for funders

Posted on 20 Dec 2016

Over the last year and a half or so, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has been working to understand how leaders of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the South experience, and engage with, disruptive change that has impacts on their organisations. Now a new report looks at the implications of disruptive change in Southern CSOs for funders.

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Killed for Protecting the Environment – What funders can do in the wake of Berta Cáceres’ murder

Killed for Protecting the Environment – What funders can do in the wake of Berta Cáceres’ murder

Posted on 4 Apr 2016

The recent assassinations of internationally renowned Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres and her colleague Nelson García have shone a tragic spotlight on the dangers facing those defending their land and traditional ways of life from powerful government and corporate interests. What can funders do to support environmental campaigners under threat? How can we keep our partners safe and ensure that their vital fight for their basic needs, and some of the world’s most endangered habitats, can continue?

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Environmental Funding after COP21: Five discussions we need to continue

Environmental Funding after COP21: Five discussions we need to continue

Posted on 14 Jan 2016

How can environmental funders effectively help build climate resilience and support the transition to a carbon-free world? What role should philanthropy play in mechanisms like the Green Climate Fund? And what does this mean for our business as usual? To address and discuss these questions, almost 200 environmental grantmakers met during COP21 in Paris, hosted by Fondations et Climat and the French Foundation Centre. Over the course of four intense days, five dominant discussions emerged.

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