Equation Campaign Launches Legal Defense Network and Hotline, Ensures Climate Activists’ Safety at COP27￼
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt – Equation Campaign has launched a global legal network for climate defenders, CliDef, which, alongside local partners,…
Equation Campaign Announces $1 Million to Close Justice Gaps in IRA
WASHINGTON D.C. — Equation Campaign today announced $1 million in funding to support organizations who have formed frontline opposition to…
Philanthropy Should Help Close Climate Justice Gaps in Inflation Reduction Act
Inside Philanthropy | The IRA will undoubtedly reduce emissions and save lives, but it will do so on the backs of front-line communities. It’s no coincidence that the massive subsidies to the fossil fuel industry will disproportionately impact BIPOC and poor communities across the country. Philanthropy can and should ensure that justice is not further sacrificed. It’s time we invest in their power. Come join us.
These Groups Want Disruptive Climate Protests. Oil Heirs Are Funding Them.
The New York Times | Beneficiaries of two American oil fortunes are supporting groups trying to block fossil fuel projects. One donor said he felt a “moral obligation.”
How can philanthropy curb climate change?
Chronicle of Philanthropy | Activist groups are calling on philanthropists to stop focusing so much on technocratic solutions and instead fund local, grassroots activists’ efforts to stop fossil-fuel extraction and promote community-based solutions to the climate crisis. Some philanthropists, including several heirs to the Rockefeller oil fortune, are responding to that call and urging others to follow their lead.
Fossil fuels made our families rich, now we want this industry to end.
The Guardian | Congress must help usher in a new energy age – a clean energy age with the same level of support that fossil fuels companies have received for over a century.
Rockefeller heirs launch campaign to block oil and gas development
Chronicle of Philanthropy | Rebecca Rockefeller Lambert and Peter Gill Case have created the “Equation Campaign” and pledged a combined $30 million of their personal wealth to the effort. Another $5 million was pledged by other sources so far, with an ultimate goal of raising $100 million.
Fund movements on the ground to keep fossil fuels in the ground
Alliance Magazine | The climate movement needs to channel the kind of unstoppable momentum we have seen in social justice movements throughout history. That means following the lead of communities on the frontlines of climate catastrophe – often the same communities that are adjacent to fossil fuel infrastructure projects and bear the brunt of the industry’s dirty business.