New report highlights potential of grassroots movements to transform food and energy sectors
Last week, the CLIMA Fund released the new report Soil to Sky: Climate Solutions That Transform. This much-awaited follow-up to a 2019 CLIMA report presents a new body of evidence demonstrating how grassroots movements are key to transforming the two largest polluting sectors globally: food and energy. It connects the dots between specific stories of change and global impact, demonstrating how grassroots movements are already forging a more ecologically and socially just global future.
Grassroots International is honored to be part of the CLIMA Fund and part of the process behind this report, together with Global Greengrants Fund, Thousand Currents, and Urgent Action Fund. Through our involvement in CLIMA, we are channeling more resources to movements holding the true solutions to the climate crisis while contributing to broader shifts in philanthropy away from false solutions and toward climate justice.
Soil to Sky is an important tool for generating this much-needed change. As our executive director Chung-Wha Hong has shared: “This report is an invaluable resource in outlining the who, what, and how of funding those at the frontlines of the climate crisis.”
The report can be accessed here. Here’s what some of our allies are saying about it:
“Soil to Sky: Climate Solutions That Transform shows what kinds of actions, organizing, and leadership are actually effective in addressing the climate crisis and building the foundation of an ecologically and socially just world. I hope this report inspires more foundations, philanthropies, and policymakers to support the diversity of climate solutions designed and governed by grassroots movements all over the world.”
Shalmali Guttal, Focus on the Global South
“Soil to Sky: Climate Solutions That Transform makes a compelling evidence-based case for substantially increased funding and support for socially just, equitable, and ecologically sustainable food systems to address the converging climate and biodiversity crises, in large part driven by industrial agriculture.”