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[Webinar Series] The Underpinning Stories: A Funder’s Dialogue Series about Climate Solutions

Co-sponsored by: Environmental Grantmakers Association, Human Rights Funders Network, Confluence Philanthropy, the Ariadne Network, the Center for Story-Based Strategy, JusticeFunders, and the Whitman Institute

As is the case with many systemic, pressing challenges, no one has all the answers. The CLIMA Fund will be creating a space for transparent, deeper discussion about the underlying narrative frames and assumptions around who climate protagonists are and what constitutes a ‘climate solution.’ Participants will walk away with new understanding of the hypotheses that fellow funders hold about addressing the climate crisis and new ideas about how we are supporting climate solution practitioners as a community.

[December 13, 2018] Dialogue II: Scale & Climate

Scale – what it looks like, when and how to achieve it and when and how not to, and funders’ role in supporting scale – is tricky. How can we be driven by the urgency of climate change, while slowing down enough to listen and make choices that will effectively reduce emissions and sustain all life? In this online conversation, we will unpack how funders approach scale in their work and how that impacts who and what is funded. The session – the second of five in the series – will include a dialogue between invited speakers, followed by smaller group conversations among participants. Please join the CLIMA Fund (formerly Grassroots Climate Solutions Fund) for an online dialogue exploring the assumptions and narrative frames funders use to understand innovation in climate action. The CLIMA Fund is a collaboration between Thousand Currents, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Rights, Grassroots International, and Global Greengrants.

Speakers:

  • Ellen Dorsey | Executive Director | Wallace Global Fund
  • Solomé Lemma | Executive Director | Thousand Currents
  • Thea Gelbspan | Membership and Solidarity Director | International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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[October 24, 2018] Dialogue I: Climate & Innovation

Novel and creative ideas are needed to tackle the greatest challenge that has faced humanity – climate change. Yet there is significant disagreement about what constitutes innovation, and where that innovation is coming from. In this online conversation, we will unpack how funders understand innovation and what that means for those who receive funding. The session will include a dialogue between invited speakers, followed by smaller group conversations among participants. Please join the CLIMA Fund (formerly Grassroots Climate Solutions Fund) for an online dialogue exploring the assumptions and narrative frames funders use to understand innovation in climate action. The CLIMA Fund is a collaboration between Thousand Currents, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Rights, Grassroots International, and Global Greengrants.

RSVP here.