Eva Rehse, Florence Miller, and Elika Roohi share their personal experiences of COP26 in Glasgow, highlight its relevance for the PEXcommunity and what they think philanthropy should prioritise ahead of COP27.
An overview of the intiatives and projects Dafne is working on, including responses to COVID-19, resources on data and research, Next Philanthropy, Focus: Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Climate Coalition.
The Dafne team are currently working on several projects with the aim of fostering dialogue and peer exchange between Dafne members and relevant stakeholders, as well as empowering the European philanthropic sector. Below is an overview of the Dafne’s key activities at present.
The most urgent of these projects is the work relating to COVID-19, through which Dafne is supporting its members and the wider community by collating information and resources.
Inspired by the UK Funder Commitment on Climate Change, Dafne is helping to advance the “Philanthropy Climate Coalition” which brings together philanthropy networks to explore potential action and support in helping foundations address climate change.
Dafne is working as a partner in Next Philanthropy, a global collaboration around emerging trends and developments in the field of philanthropy.
Originally launched by the Russian Donors Forum, FOCUS:Philanthropy has now been expanded to European level by Dafne. The Initiative tells visual stories of the people behind philanthropy and how they work for a better Europe.
Dafne continues to facilitate cross-border cooperation with research institutions and philanthropy support organisations in order to advance research on European philanthropy and present robust resources, data and evidence for stakeholders and the wider public.
On 27 October, the Next Philanthropy project hosted the event “What if every foundation cared about climate?” as part of its “What if? Reimagining philanthropy” series.
We are all climate funders in a world that is shaped by the climate crisis. Eva Rehse, Executive Director of Global Greengrants Fund UK, provides four suggestions for how foundations can begin their journey into climate philanthropy, including the one thing all endowed foundations should do today.
Liz McKeon, IKEA Foundation, and Max von Abendroth, Dafne, discuss how philanthropy can tackle the climate crisis at the EFC Annual Conference 2021.
Ahead of the COP26 in Glasgow next month, we are shedding a light on how philanthropy infrastructure organisations are accelerating climate action across the sector.
Kristina Johansson, Founder of Solberga Foundation, shares her personal story on becoming a climate activist and establishing a foundation addressing climate crisis. She also reflects on the role philanthropy can play in tackling climate change and the need to trust grassroots movements.
Isabelle Le Galo, Lars Grotewold and Max von Abendroth share insights into the International Commitment and what it means for the philanthropy sector.
Max von Abendroth and Karalyn Gardner, Dafne, share how philanthropy infrastructure organisations can inspire, guide and support their foundation members to become committed “climate foundations”.
Assifero have launched a national commitment on climate change – part of a global movement of philanthropy for climate.
Liz Gadd, from New Philanthropy Capital, shares four ways funders can help tackle the climate crisis, whether they are new to the field or not.