Harnessing Philanthropy for Climate Action

Sukhreet Bajwa (Community Resilience and Climate Action), Deepa Gopalakrishnan (Sandbox Grants)
This Policy Brief was first published in https://t20ind.org


Philanthropy, centred on a multistakeholder approach and guided by data-led evidence, holds the power to impact macro-level actions. It can serve as a conduit for undertaking investment in local adaptation projects and help bridge the adaptation finance gap. Philanthropy can use a combination of economic advantages, such as low- cost loans and innovative financial instruments, as a powerful means to offset the risks foreseen by the private sector. Philanthropy can take up climate adaptation through advancement in research, infrastructure development and management, and ground- up sourcing of local, regional, and traditional knowledge. It aims to create accessibility to ensure sustainability through actionable and scalable ideas. This Policy Brief seeks to facilitate cross-learning of both, best practices and challenges across the G20 member countries while citing some examples from India, the presiding country.


Sukhreet Bajwa (Community Resilience and Climate Action), Deepa Gopalakrishnan (Sandbox Grants)

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