Global Green Deal – What is the Role of Foundations and Philanthropy? (Participants: Klaus Milke, Frans Timmermanns, Sylke Freudenthal, Carola Carazzone, Sandra Breka, Eckart von Hirschhausen, Giles Ruck, Vidya Shah) On June, 7th, the Foundations Platform F20 opened this year’s (virtual) assembly of the Federal Association of German Foundations with a very uplifting and insightful high-level panel on questions related [...]
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Study supports climate litigation claim against RWE: Human-made emissions are responsible for glacial flood risk in the Andes
Independent scientific study by researchers from the University of Oxford and University of Washington offers a clear conclusion: Human activity has caused at least 85% of warming that led to glacial retreat above Huaraz Huaraz/Bonn, 4 Feb 2021: The Coronavirus pandemic has delayed the collection of evidence in the trial between the Peruvian farmer Saúl Luciano Lliuya and RWE [...]
Comment on the outcome of G20 summit 2020 under the presidency of Saudi-Arabia by the Foundations Platform F20
Clear committment for multilateralism but weak in terms of actions on climate and biodiversity Hamburg, November 23rd 2020. The outcome of this year’s G20 summit provides a good basis for the incoming G20 Presidencies of Italy (2021) and Indonesia (2022) but falls short on highly needed actions to combat the triple crisis of a pandemic and its economic downturn, worsening [...]
Foundations can make a difference in the COVID-19 and Climate Crisis Continuity, the readiness for cooperation, credibility and a real convening power were cornerstones demonstrated by the platform Foundations 20 at the „F20 Climate Solutions Week“ from September 14-17. It was broadcasted from an online studio in Hamburg in direct connection with the head office of the King Khalid Foundation [...]