Climate leadership for the decade
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Climate change is the biggest emergency humanity faces. It is already having devastating social consequences around the world, from food insecurity to forced migration. Still, climate action is often relegated to the sphere of environmental NGOs only — how might the social sector get on board and take climate action now, before it’s too late? Read these stories to complement the Future of Good plenary on climate leadership for the next decade.
Activists say climate justice is the new climate action. Here’s what that means — and how to switch.
The people who are most responsible for climate change are least impacted by it, and those who are most impacted have contributed the least to creating the crisis. If social impact organizations’ climate action doesn’t take this into account, it’s not only tone-deaf, but it’s ineffective.
What’s Canada’s social impact sector doing about its carbon footprint?
Climate change is one of the greatest existential threats to humanity — and all organizations, including those in the non-profit sector, contribute to it. Overcoming this crisis will require a willingness to consider energy efficiency a priority, even among organizations who don’t typically do environmental advocacy.
Global finance requires a sea change to save the planet. This climate expert explains how
The global financial system is ill-equipped for the systemic change required to weather the climate crisis. Canadian philanthropy must consider ways of investing in complementary projects that produce not only fiscal returns, but also long-term resilience and community benefits.
5 ways to get social purpose organizations on board with climate action
Climate change will (and has already begun to) have vast implications on the social impact world. From rising food insecurity to homelessness to poor health, a range of gaps NGOs are working to close will be widened by the changing climate. To address this interconnected crisis, organizations across the social sector need to get on the same page.
Defending the climate during COVID-19: The trials and tribulations of five climate justice organizations
Climate change is the gravest existential issue our planet is currently facing. But the COVID-19 pandemic is our most urgent crisis at the moment, one that threatens news coverage of the climate crisis and the organizations fighting it. How they adapt will be critical to fighting climate change for years to come.
Why We Can’t Stop Climate Change Without Gender Equality
Countless studies show that climate change disproportionately impacts women. Despite this, gender issues are often left out of climate action discussions. For Andrea Dicks, President of Community Foundations of Canada, the only way to achieve our climate goals is through collaboration—and that includes equality on all fronts.