Climate Change

Carteret Islands climate refugees start over

Rising seas have contaminated farmlands in Papua New Guinea’s Carteret Islands, making it impossible for people to grow food.

Ursula Rakova and Tulele Peisa are helping 2,000 islanders move to mainland Bougainville. “Global Greengrants helped us bring chiefs from Bougainville to experience the hardships.” Seeing the dire situation, the chiefs welcomed the islanders into their mainland community.

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Climate change is the biggest environmental and rights threat of our time.

But solutions to climate chaos exist on the front lines of the struggle to save our planet. It’s time to invest in the people who have the most to lose and who are acting now.

We support projects to restore forests, resist bad development, and advocate for smart climate policies.


Papua New Guinea’s climate refugees start over

Rising seas are swallowing the Carteret Island people’s ancestral homeland—forcing people to evacuate to the mainland. We helped the local group Tulele Peisa develop a plan for resettling 2,000 climate refugees.

Keeping oil in the soil in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Oil companies want to drill in the incredibly diverse Yasuní National Park—and release millions of tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. We are supporting YASunidos’ campaign to stop this threat to our climate.

Building China’s youth climate movement

The Climate Youth Action Network is using a Greengrant to launch a movement of young leaders from 50 universities across China. Our support will help train them to hold local events and support people to act.

Climate Change Impact

5,317 Projects Funded

156 Countries

$32,262,328 Total Value