Category: Analysis

25 Years: From Then Until Now

The year was 1993, and Burma was in chaos. A young man carried an envelope filled with cash across the war-torn border between Burma and Thailand. He was delivering Global Greengrants Fund’s first-ever grant. The recipient? Green November 32, at the time Burma’s only environmental and human rights organization. The cash in that envelope produced […]

The United States’ Shameful Decision to Withdraw From the Paris Climate Agreement

By Nnimmo Bassey, Chair of the Board of Directors, and Terry Odendahl, President & CEO We are outraged by Donald Trump’s shameful and immoral decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. This assault on the rights of people and nature to exist is steered by ego and a total disregard for the millions of […]

Berta, Presente! How We Support Environmental Activists On the Frontlines

Update: Investors who had been supporting the Agua Zarca dam project withdrew funding in June 2017 after international outrage and pressure to pull out of the project as a result of Berta’s murder. Find out more here.  A year ago, our dear friend and grantee Berta Cáceres was gunned down in her home. Her crime? Defending […]

From Durban to Denver: Acting Together for Environmental Justice

In September 2016, I traveled to Durban, South Africa to join grantmaking advisors working with Global Greengrants Fund around the world for several days of conversations about climate change, fossil fuels, the safety of environmental activists, and our ongoing work together. While joining hundreds of thousands of people at the Women’s March on Colorado, I was reminded […]

Three Ways to Act Today on Women and Climate

By Ursula Miniszeskski, Program and Development Officer, Gender and the Environment “I started planting trees and found myself in the forefront of fighting for the restoration of democracy in my country.” – Wangari Maathai On Saturday, January 21st Global Greengrants Fund joined the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches in Denver, San Francisco, and […]