Climate / Atmosphere

Foundation Roundtable at the UN


04/20/2011 - 1:00pm

The Roundtable, opened by Pablo Farias of the Ford Foundation, centered on the two challenges of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) – What outcome do we want from Rio+20?, and How do we arrive at the outcome?

The three-pronged objective of the Conference was to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and, address new and emerging challenges.

Intersection of Climate and the Arts


By Jennifer L. Sokolove, Program Director, Compton Foundation

Why is it that so many people know we’re facing multiple environmental crises, but so few people are actually doing anything about them?

CLIMATE 101: Funding Strategies in Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change


In 2008, EGA published “Confronting the Climate Challenge: Incorporating Climate Change into Your Funding Strategies” that looked at the impacts of climate change, and linkages to current investments in areas such as health care and education. This paper tries to encapsulate the key points discussed at a May 2009 Regional Salon focusing on mitigation and adaption strategies in the south, and aims to become a tool for EGA members interested in learning more about climate change, its impacts to their communities and ways that foundations can become involved. 

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