The Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF) hosts the SDG Philanthropy Platform’s Climate Justice Group.
a. What is climate justice?
Climate change affects us all differently, depending on our age, gender, livelihood, how much money we have, where we live, along with a range of other factors. Climate justice means taking a human-centered approach to climate policy that protects people’s rights and addresses inequities. It’s a way forward that’s transparent, participatory, accountable, and gender sensitive. Learn more by reading the Principles of Climate Justice, from the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.
b. About the Climate Justice Resilience Fund.
With climate change accelerating, the Climate Justice Resilience Fund was created to give grants that help women, youth, and indigenous peoples adapt and build resilience. Our grants aid communities in reducing risks, managing shocks, rebounding, and charting a path to sustainable development. We are a project of New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity registered in the United States and funded by the Oak Foundation and the Kendeda Fund. We work in Alaska, Northern Canada, Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Tanzania.
As an emerging field in philanthropy, climate justice can make a real difference. Climate justice gives voice and power to women, youth, indigenous peoples, and others who have been marginalized. Organizations working on climate justice seek to address the most significant injustices associated with climate change. Many also find opportunities in disruption to transform existing inequalities.
Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice, Kendeda Fund, Oak Foundation, UUSC, Human Rights Funders Network, Kresge, PACJA, WEDO, CIEL, Climate Justice Alliance.