Flood, Famine and Fire: Building a Climate Justice Analysis in Philanthropy
2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT
Every week, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) reports on numerous floods, fires and other climate-related disasters around the world. Not only are disasters increasing, but it is also clear that climate change is a major contributing factor. Equally evident is how climate change will continue to have disproportionate impacts on communities that have historically been marginalized or underserved. Philanthropy can work together to address these inequities.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Climate change is happening now and to all of us. No country or community is immune. And, as is always the case, the poor and vulnerable are the first to suffer and the worst hit.”
CDP hosted a webinar to explore how funders can help address climate change issues by building a more robust philanthropic response steeped in principles of climate justice. By recognizing pre-existing disparities, climate justice works to address them by boosting resilience, creating mitigation strategies and enhancing preparedness.
Kenneth M. Jones II, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, MacArthur Foundation and CDP Board Chair, moderated the discussion and panelists included:
- Alex Gray, Director, International Funds, CDP
- Alan Kwok, Ph.D., Director, Climate and Disaster Resilience, Philanthropy California
- Dr. Julie Maldonado, Associate Director, Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network (LiKEN)
Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more: