18 May 2022

Philea and WINGS publish “Implementation Guide for the International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change”

Philea and WINGS have published the “Implementation Guide for the International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change“, suggesting actions and approaches for foundations to follow when implementing the measures set out in the International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change.

The Commitment is a call to all foundations, regardless of their mission, status and geographic location to act on the climate emergency and signatories pledge to take action under the seven pillars of the Commitment. The Commitment exists in tandem with a number of national philanthropy commitments around the world and together these form the global #PhilanthropyForClimate movement which already includes around 500 foundations worldwide.

The Implementation Guide outlines suggested actions against each of the seven pillars of the International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change. This Guide is designed to inspire and support foundation signatories as they embark on their own journey of change. The Guide is divided into seven sections, one for each pillar and each section includes some additional detail on why it is important, and then suggests actions at three levels: Getting Started, Building Momentum, and Demonstrating Leadership. These are offered as a menu of options, not a list of requirements.

We all need to take the next step; please be as active and ambitious as you can. Climate change cannot be addressed purely as a ‘technical fix’ in isolation from other important issues, such as equality or development. Keep your values and mission firmly in mind as you act on climate.

Download the Implementation Guide for the International Commitment.

Contact

Karalyn Gardner
Programme Officer, Climate Coalition
karalyn.gardner@philea.eu