SXSW 2023

Funding the Frontlines of Climate Change


The climate crisis has proven to be an emergency that needs to be addressed with solutions rooted in intersectional thinking that acknowledge the global challenges requiring both immediate and sustainable action. This panel will seek to answer the question of why money matters in climate change, and who, as well as where, it needs to be directed towards, and how both on-the-ground tree-growing and campaigns are needed to stop the destruction of our planetary ecosystems. Representatives from Jonas Philanthropies's Trees for Climate Health, Common Vision, and Mongabay will discuss the middle ground between the two, and the reality of balancing a community-focused approach, as well as an overarching, philanthropic strategy that encompasses climate action in an equitable, just, and smart way.

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  1. How can climate action be integrated into other funding opportunities, such as empowering women, addressing food insecurity, and alleviating poverty?
  2. How can climate action projects be evaluated - who do we trust to guide which projects are worth funding?
  3. How can funding of these projects be the most catalytic to bring on additional funding into this space? Why is this important?



Desiree Diaz, PR Contact, Elle Communications

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Climate Change
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced

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