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Grassroots Climate Justice Movements Get Results

New Briefs Highlight How Climate Justice Movements Are Advancing Systemic and Policy Change

Grassroots movements are transforming the landscape of climate solutions globally, addressing the multiplicity of root causes and effects of the climate crisis in lasting ways.

The CLIMA Fund – of which Grassroots International is a member – has released two briefs on how grassroots movements change policy and create systemic change to address the climate crisis. As a collaboration among Global Greengrants Fund, Grassroots International, Thousand Currents, and Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, The CLIMA Fund funds grassroots climate justice movements led by Indigenous Peoples, women, youth, and peasant farmers addressing the root causes of the climate crisis and cooling the planet.

In an independent analysis of 65 grant reports from 19 of its grassroots partners between 2015 – 2021, the CLIMA Fund identified 254 outcomes influencing 285 actors. The briefs demonstrate that grassroots movements are critical for advancing holistic and equitable climate action.

To learn how grassroots movements are philanthropy’s best bet to confront the climate crisis, read Grassroots Movements and Policy Change: Investing in Grassroots Movements to Build Political Will for Climate Solutions and Grassroots Movements and Systemic Change: Investing in Grassroots Systemic Climate Solutions now.

Over the last five years, the CLIMA Fund has raised over $10 million and made over 300 grants in 71 countries. Read its recent impact report here.

To learn more, visit the CLIMA Fund’s website and sign up for its newsletter sharing short monthly inspirations about grassroots climate solutions.