Over 40 foundation networks from 21 countries around the world (representing around 22.500 funders worldwide) are currently working together to finalise the text of the International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change. The Global Climate Task Force of foundation networks is hosted by WINGS.
The Commitment will be open to signature by individual foundations and other philanthropic organisations later this year. Signatories of the Commitment recognize the growing climate emergency and the serious risk it presents to the pursuit of their philanthropic aims. They acknowledge that there is a special responsibility on philanthropic organisations to act as swiftly and decisively as possible to address this crisis.
The philanthropic organisations signing the Commitment commit to strive for progress on seven pillars of climate action:
The full text of the International Commitment will be made public in June.