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. Climate change isn’t only an environmental issue — it’s a human issue that deepens existing problems like poverty and health and hits vulnerable communities the hardest.
The opportunity is as great as the threat. Scientists agree that if we act quickly, we can prevent the worst outcomes related to an overheating planet and ensure a healthier and more equitable future for generations to come.
Philanthropists are key to building a better future. With their ability to be agile, take risks, and bring leverage, philanthropists play a critical role in climate solutions. Yet, less than 2 percent of global philanthropic giving goes to tackling the climate crisis. The Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI) provides philanthropists with advisory services that help them find their path to climate impact.