Scaling global philanthropy to accelerate climate solutions

Climate affects every aspect of our lives, from the air we breathe, to the food we eat, to the plants and animals that make up our ecosystems. Many philanthropists see how progress on the issues they care about—from health to poverty to conservation—is threatened by changes in our climate.

However, we have an opportunity: Scientists agree that if we act quickly, we can prevent the worst impacts of an overheating planet—and ensure a healthier and more equitable future for generations to come.

Philanthropy is key to meeting this urgent environmental crisis, but today, less than 2 percent of global philanthropic giving goes to solving climate change. The Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI) aims to transform that, engaging philanthropists and providing advisory services that help them get started quickly with outsized impact.