Going green before green goes

Ways you can tackle climate change

According to the world’s leading scientists, we can avoid the very worst impact of an overheating planet if we cut our emissions in half over the next 10 years.1 Philanthropy is urgently needed to identify and help scale a range of climate solutions to create a cleaner, safer and a more equitable future for all.

2 ways for you to get involved

To make sure you maximize your environmental impact with your philanthropy, we, together with experts, conducted an extensive landscape analysis. The outcome is a systematic approach for you to assess where to invest philanthropically, and how to best contribute to accelerate environmental and climate action.

Sustainable land use

Sustainable land use

Contribute to land restoration, conservation, food system transitions, climate-resilient agriculture and agroforestry. 

Coastal and marine ecosystems

Coastal and marine ecosystems

Contribute to wetland restoration and conservation, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and reduction in ocean waste as well as pollution.

The problem you'll help to address

Temperature increase and changing rainfall patterns

Higher temperatures affect plants and animals. Decreasing or increasing rainfall will make current agricultural and forestry areas unfeasible.

Sea level rise

Rising water levels reduce the area of usable land and fertile soils, and threatening vulnerable coastal communities and resident wildlife.

Climate extremes

An increasing frequency of severe storms, sudden floods, extensive wild fires, and devastating droughts cause significant harm to communities.

Did you know?

The sectors producing most greenhouse gasses are:

Electricity production (such as burning fossil fuels), food (i.e. the food supply chain – think meat, dairy or blue food such as fish), agriculture (such as rise production) and the use of different land areas.

Greenhouse gases are absorbed into:

17 percent of greenhouse gases are absorbed into the oceans; 24 percent into land; 59 percent remain in the atmosphere and cause lasting changes to our climate.2

Most potential to absorb greenhouse gas comes from:

The activities with the most potential to increase greenhouse gas absorption by land and oceans are nature based solutions, protecting vulnerable ecosystems as well as using and restoring degraded land.