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Climate philanthropy before COP26

Alliance magazine is pleased to offer free access to this issue (Volume 26 , Number 2), thanks to the Laudes Foundation who are supporting the removal of the paywall to enable more readers to have the opportunity to engage with the content.

Welcome to our climate issue. In this issue we look in-depth at the state of climate philanthropy before COP26 in Glasgow – the world’s pivotal climate summit.

The issue has a special focus on the voices and perspectives of young people around the world and their hopes for how philanthropy can make a difference. Guest editor Winnie Asiti talks to prominent young climate leaders, Nisreen Elsaim in Sudan and Kassim Gawusu-Toure in Ghana.

We also interview Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion for the Glasgow COP26 in Glasgow and hear about the ‘incredibly influential’ role he says philanthropy is playing in the lead up to the UN summit.

In a specially commissioned piece as part of our 25th anniversary series, Sonia Medina of The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation tells the story of a quarter century of climate philanthropy.

We also profile the various climate philanthropy commitments springing up across the philanthropy world as well as the philanthropy support organisations forging a path for the climate philanthropy of the next decade.

Elsewhere, we talk to prominent Brazilian philanthropist and GIFE president, Neca Setubal about the work of her foundation in tackling social realities on the periphery of Sao Paolo. And we continue our focus on funding practice with a look at how Michael Feigelson led the internal overhaul of the Bernard van Leer Foundation during his tenure as executive director.


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