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13.04.22

An Historic UNEA Plastic Treaty: Notes from the Ground

Major victory: 173 countries agree to develop a historic treaty on plastic waste Huub Scheele, Coordinator of the International Financial Institution Advisory Board People from all over the world have a major victory to celebrate: 173 countries agreed to write a legally binding global agreement to regulate the full lifecycle of plastic at the United […]

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29.03.22

Defending the Defenders: Why Protecting Environmental Defenders Remains Critical

By Alison Wright, Director of the Environmental Defenders Collaborative Photo credit: Wambui Gichobi | Survival Media Agency In 2019, Global Greengrants Fund became the fiscal home of the Environmental Defenders Collaborative, merging the expertise and breadth of our networks to support environmental defenders and deepen the impact of our collective grantmaking. The Environmental Defenders...

01.02.22

Funding the Frontlines of the Energy Transition

At COP26, many governments and investment institutions announced commitments to phase out coal power and end direct international financing of the fossil fuel industry. Yet even with these commitments, governments’ planned oil and gas production is still double what is needed to meet the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit. The work of frontline climate and land […]

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23.09.21

Two Global Greengrants Fund Grantees are Mentioned in The New York Times

Recently two Global Greengrants Fund grantees were profiled in The New York Times for their outstanding work protecting both people and planet.

Protecting Orangutans in the Leuser Ecosystem

 

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17.08.21

We Have Hope: How Philanthropy Can Ensure Climate Justice

On Monday, August 10, 2021, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released yet another report highlighting the dire situation humanity and our planet will be in if we don’t curb carbon emissions immediately, and keep global warming to under 1.5 degrees Celsius. The 2018 report gave us just 12 years to reverse course on a […]

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09.08.21

How Funders Can Address Ableism in the Environmental Justice Movement

In 2018, Global Greengrants Fund, a leading funder of grassroots environmental justice movements, began a new initiative to support work at the intersection of disability rights and environmental justice. This initiative was supported by The Ford Foundation, as well as Yolanda Muñoz, a previous Program Officer with the Disability Rights Fund, who offered her experience […]

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22.07.21

Global Greengrants Fund is the Top Funder of Human Rights by Number of Grants

In the latest report shared by the Human Rights Funders Network, Global Greengrants Fund is listed as the top funder of human rights by number of grants. The report uses data from 2018, a year in which Greengrants awarded 941 grants supporting human rights work. At Global Greengrants Fund, close to 80% of our grants […]

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17.06.21

Congratulations to the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize winners! The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world’s foremost award honoring grassroots environmental activists and their extraordinary efforts to protect and enhance the natural world. This year, we’re pleased to see two Global Greengrants Fund grantees on the list: Maida Bilal and Kimiko Hirata. Maida Bilal, Bosnia and […]

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14.05.21

Adaptation and Resilience: Responses to COVID-19 from Our Global Network

  Over a year after the COVID-19 outbreak was officially declared a global pandemic, the virus continues to spread across the world. Despite the rapid development of effective vaccines, the global population is far from reaching herd immunity and many countries are experiencing huge waves of infection, high death rates, and struggling economies. At Global […]

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13.04.21

What Unequal Access to Vaccines Worldwide Means for Environmental Activists

 

Что означает неравный доступ к вакцинам во всем мире для активистов-экологов

В 2020 году мир столкнулся с новой проблемой - пандемией коронавируса. Вирус, возникший в Китае, быстро распространился в самые отдаленные уголки земного шара, изменив образ жизни каждо...

13.04.21

Holding Mining Corporations Accountable in Cameroon

Привлечение горнодобывающих корпораций к ответственности в Камеруне

Автор Ричард Мбом, генеральный директор Социального предприятия по экологическому развитию (SEED ), грантополучателя, пропагандирующего передовой опыт в кустарной и мелкомасштабной золотодобыче в восточном Камеруне.

В течение двадцати лет иностранные инвесторы приезжали в Африку в поиск...

27.03.21

Challenging Monoculture in Brazil: COVID-19 Sparks Return to Traditional Cassava

Вызов монокультуры в Бразилии:  COVID-19 побудил ввернуться к традиционной кассаве

Рассказ Эдуардо Альфредо Мораеша Гимарайнша из Института человеческого и комплексного развития (ITC), организации, поддерживаемой Социально-экологическим фондом CASA (CASA). CASA - это подразделение Global Greengrants Fund, предоставляющее гранты в Бразилии.

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11.03.21

Liel Biran: One Man’s Journey to Climate Activism in Israel

Words by Liel Biran, a volunteer community organizer with Israel-based group, Green Course. In 2020, through our partnership with 350.org, Global Greengrants Fund awarded Green Course $12,000 to support “Strike for Future ISRAEL”: a youth-led movement of Jews and Arabs who are mobilizing their peers and leading school strikes and activities to protest against the […]

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24.02.21

Global Greengrants Fund Launches Regional Program Serving the Middle East and North Africa

The heart and soul of Global Greengrants Fund is our global network of volunteer advisors. Numbering over 200 worldwide, these environmental leaders, professors, activists, scientists, and committed justice advocates identify, select, and accompany the grassroots grantees who receive funding from Global Greengrants. Today, we’re thrilled to share that we’ve launched a new advisory board in [...

19.02.21

A Changing Climate: The Youth Response in Jamaica

Меняющийся климат: реакция молодежи на Ямайке

Как островное государство, Ямайка очень уязвима к воздействию экстремальных погодных условий и глобального изменения климата. Многие молодые жители Ямайки остаются в стороне от разговоров об изменении климата, и в результ...

19.02.21

Youth Activism, Inclusion, and Climate Justice in Zimbabwe

 

Молодежный активизм, инклюзивность и климатическая справедливость в Зимбабве

Каждый имеет право голоса в разговоре о климате

Когда дело доходит до изменения климата, экологической устойчивости и политических решений, мы часто думаем о правительственных у...

18.02.21

С берегов озера Альберт: как молодежные активисты Уганды борются с добычей нефти

На берегу озера Альберт, очень разнообразного региона в Уганде, живет много молодежных активистов, приверженных делу защиты места, которое они называют своим домом.

Нефть была обнаружена в регионе в 2009 году, и добыча ресурсов в этом районе привела к серьезным нарушениям прав человека и ухудшению состояния окружающей среды.

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10.02.21

5 Ways Environmental Activists Show Love for the Planet

5 способов, которыми экологические активисты проявляют любовь к планете

В Global Greengrants Fund мы уверены, что наилучшие решения проблемы экологического ущерба и социальной несправедливости исходят от тех, кто больше всего пострадал. Вот почему мы инвестируем в людей, которые едят из земли, пьют воду и хотят видеть лучшую жизнь для своих детей и будущих...

09.02.21

VICTORY: Another Step Towards Justice in Nigeria

Dutch court sentences Shell Nigeria to compensate local farmers 15 years after oil spills For over 50 years, Shell Oil has recklessly spilled millions of liters of oil in the Niger Delta. Oil has spilled into the waterways, contaminating vital rivers, destroying fertile farmland, and affecting the health and livelihoods of local farmers and fisherfolk. […]

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12.01.21

Food Security, Youth Activism, and Climate Resilience in Uganda

Meet Sarah Akiteng from Uganda, East Africa. Sarah is the mother of two and a climate champion in her village, Anyangabella, in the Katakwi District, one of the flood-prone areas of Uganda. Sarah and other young women living in the climate hotspots of Uganda are seeking to better understand the dynamics of food security in […]

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