Category: Successes

VICTORY: Brazil Ends Mega-Dam Building Policy

On January 2nd, the Brazilian Government announced the end of its decades-old mega-dam building policy. The move was a major – albeit surprising – win for indigenous and environmental groups across the Amazon Basin, who have been fighting tirelessly against mega-dam construction since the 1960’s. Global Greengrants Fund and our network of grantees has good […]

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 […]

Iron, Sand, and the Sweet Taste of Victory

Off the beaten path, but just three hours from Santiago, lies the region of Maule, Chile – a place of incomparable natural beauty. Near the town of Putú, there are breathtaking sand dunes and wetlands, natural spaces that often end up on the itineraries of visiting tourists. But what you don’t find in the visitors […]

The Catholic Church Divests $5 Trillion from Fossil Fuels

In April 2017, spanning five continents, an international coalition of Catholic institutions has divested from polluting fossil fuels. The Global Catholic Climate movement made the announcement October 3, marking the largest joint declaration of divestment by Catholic organizations to date. The total amount divested totals upwards of $5 trillion. Global Greengrants Fund has supported multiple […]

How these Mongolian herders took on a mine and won

A group of camel herders in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia are celebrating a historic victory. After four years of intense negotiations, the local herder organizations took on a major mining company and won. In this David vs. Goliath story, the locals won a landmark agreement with the operators of one of the world’s largest […]