“We only have a limited amount of time to do what is right as funders. Grassroots solutions often get overlooked, but here is a collection of evidence that makes the case for why they matter and just how transformative these approaches are.“
-Solomé Lemma, Thousand Currents Executive Director
Soil to Sky: Climate Solutions That Work uplifts the solutions that have too often been excluded from climate philanthropy, yet have great potential for scaled impact on the most urgent crisis of our time.
Soil to Sky: Climate Solutions That Work powerfully affirms that funders who have traditionally invested in top-down strategies to the climate crisis can also make lasting, effective, and scalable investments in grassroots-driven responses. It brings together the best available research to demonstrate how blending traditional and local knowledge with advocacy and alliance building can create lasting change to cool the planet and build equity and rights-based resilience for the long-term.
On October 29, 2019, the CLIMA Fund hosted a webinar to hear directly from some of those transforming our economies & cultures. This webinar presented human stories related to grassroots-driven responses: from agroecology and direct resistance of extractive industries to community-controlled renewables and Indigenous rights defense.
You can find a recording of the webinar here.