The Challenge

Asia is our planet’s largest continent. It’s also home to 70 percent of the world’s indigenous peoples, who are most vulnerable to the adverse effects of environmental degradation and threatening natural disasters as a result of the changing climate, pollution from development, and toxins.

Global Greengrants’ frontline activist communities are tasked with sustaining traditional ways of life intrinsically linked to the natural world: How will we most effectively conserve forests and marine ecosystems—delicate environments that are increasingly threatened by warming oceans, development, and pollution.

Our Solutions

Our efforts throughout Asia focus on improving indigenous and local groups’ access to resources. We support local actions to fight toxic air and water pollution, protect mangroves, forests, and river ecosystems, build resiliency to climate change and disasters, and challenge destructive development projects.