Protecting Environmental Assets

Protecting Environmental Assets

Headline
Leveraging philanthropy’s strengths to create a healthy planet and safe, resilient communities.

Our well-being as a species depends on clean air to breathe, healthy food to eat, and abundant, clean water to drink. Yet decades of human overuse and abuse is pushing the planet to a breaking point. Climate change, land degradation, and biodiversity loss are at crisis levels, threatening food systems, public health, and putting entire economies at risk. Substantial action is needed immediately to avert the worst impacts and put the world back on track.

Environmental issues are cross cutting, which means that when deployed strategically, philanthropic investments in one issue area can make a positive and sustainable impact on another. With planetary health at a crossroads, philanthropy is poised to convene, share expertise, and leverage financial resources to catalyze change for the environment and support communities who are bearing the brunt of climate change impacts.