Climate Change

Green Climate Fund/Local Solutions/Webinars for Nonprofits

May 13, 2011

A Green Climate Fund…Now What?

Many of our friends in environmental advocacy have long pushed for a Green Climate Fund.  Now that it’s actually starting to take shape after the 2010 Cancún international climate talks, policy objectives must shift from adoption to implementation.  The Brookings Institution takes a closer look at what will be needed to design the Green Climate Fund with a focus on results.


Advocating for Local Community Solutions

In an ideal world, evidence and knowledge of “what works” will inform and shape successful policies.  But getting “what works” into the hands of policy makers is not so straightforward.  This week, the Huairou Commission and others advocated for the expansion of established grassroots solutions during a UN session on disaster reduction.  A positive outcome: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called for increased investment in local action that will lead to higher disaster resilience.


Two Webinars for Nonprofit Professionals

And they are free!  Community TechKnowledge Foundation (CTK) is offering two interesting upcoming webinars: Best Practices in Outcomes Reporting and Implementing Technology with Tech-Resistant Staff.  CTK helps nonprofits manage and report on activities, clients, outcomes, and other data.