For over 20 years we’ve been hearing the same drumbeat: that ‘climate change can only be addressed with top-down, market-driven strategies.’ Yet, catastrophic climate change continues unabated. Meanwhile, those who have contributed the least to the climate crisis – women, Indigenous Peoples, youth, and small-scale farmers – are advancing interconnected, ingenious solutions, that are dramatically under resourced.

Maybe it’s time to listen to a different beat – to use familiar tools to make a breakthrough.

As the connections between racism, pandemics, and climate change are catapulted into the public eye, the CLIMA Fund has released a new video titled A New Beat to bring attention to grassroots climate solutions building resilience and dramatically cutting carbon emissions.

We can limit the impacts of the climate crisis and pandemics by supporting local solutions that build resilience and dramatically cut carbon emissions. Philanthropy can resource strategic, interconnected climate solutions led by those at the frontlines of the climate crisis: women, Indigenous Peoples, youth, and peasant farmers.

Read Soil to Sky: Climate Solutions That Work to learn more about grassroots climate solutions.


Director – Mark Decena
Producer – Ambika Jain
DP/A-Cam – Gabriel De Cuba
1st AC – Justin Vong
Gaffer/Sound/2nd AC – Bernardo Josue
Art/Stylist – Liz Hernandez
PA – Lucas Decena

Location: Gill Tract Community Farm
B-roll: Survival Media Agency

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