Tag: Climate Justice

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 […]

A Look Back at 2017: 5 Wins from the Grassroots

2017 has been a challenging year for the environment and human rights. Complete with a seemingly unending series of natural disasters, and a record number of murders of environmental defenders, it’s safe to say that the year has not been without obstacle. Worldwide the urgency of the climate crisis became more apparent as international efforts […]

As Leaders Gather in Bonn for COP23 Climate Talks

The 23rd Conference of Parties is currently being held in Bonn, Germany and political and civil society leaders are meeting to discuss and address the ongoing impacts of climate change. As the leaders meet to plan progress towards goals outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement, the impacts of climate change are being felt by communities […]

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 […]