Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Philanthropies pledge $459 million to save forests, fight climate change

By Sebastien MaloSAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leading philanthropists pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to rescue shrinking tropical forests that suck heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, on the eve of a global climate change summit in San Francisco. 
Nine foundations announced the $459 million commitment, to be delivered over the next four years, a day ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit, which is expected to draw about 4,500 delegates from city and regional governments."While the world heats up, many of our governments have been slow - slow to act. And so we in philanthropy must step up," Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, told journalists at an event announcing the pledge.
Includes Ford Foundation MacArthur Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation

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