When freshly inaugurated president Joe Biden stated that the US would re-join the Paris Agreement and lead in fighting climate change, it was welcome news. But global climate action still lacks effective leadership. Our partner the Climate Breakthrough Project is working to change that. Each year, the San Francisco-based initiative awards exceptional climate action leaders with resources and support to bring their ideas to life.
The Climate Breakthrough Project’s two newest awardees are Mohamed Adow and Nicole Rycroft. Over the next three years, each gets a $3 million grant to develop bold solutions and strategies for tackling the climate crisis.
They join a cohort of nine fellow Climate Breakthrough Project awardees, from Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, the UK, the US and Vietnam. This community of strategists unites some of the world’s brightest, most imaginative minds in climate policy, law, finance, forestry, energy and behaviour change.
Mohamed Adow (Kenya) is an international climate policy expert and advocate for people in developing nations, who are disproportionately affected by climate change but play almost no role in causing it. Mohamed’s experience on the climate crisis front lines anchors his work defending those most vulnerable to climate change. He founded Power Shift Africa, a think tank mobilising climate action in Africa and transitioning climate and energy policies to zero carbon. Before this, Mohamed spent a decade working as the global climate policy lead for Christian Aid.
Nicole Rycroft (Canada) is an environmental activist, an Ashoka Fellow and the founder and executive director of Canopy. The non-profit organisation has engaged many of the world’s leading fashion, publishing and consumer brands to pressure fibre producers to stop sourcing from old-growth high-carbon forests. Canopy’s work led to the final Harry Potter instalment being printed on sustainable paper in over 25 countries and has shifted more than half of global viscose production out of endangered forests within just a few years. Nicole’s focus is fixed on achieving what is ecologically necessary rather than what might be deemed reasonable.
“We are just at the beginning. A glorious future!” - Ingvar Kamprad
Thanks to the incredible work of IKEA co-workers and our 248 partners on the ground, we’ve been able to take meaningful steps towards tackling the two biggest threats to humanity: poverty and climate change 🌍
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Positive News Tuesday! There is rapid growth in the global movement to mobilise boards to address #ClimateChange 🌍♻️
This is stated in the first-ever Annual Report of our partner @hugheshallcam, who worked on the Climate Governance Initiative.
With a strong focus on impact, the initiative educates and equips corporate non-executive board members with the tools to address climate change in their businesses, and beyond.
The Climate Governance Initiative is a global network dedicated to mobilising boards to accelerate the transition to net-zero and build climate resilience, and is now reaching 100,000+ business leaders worldwide.
Read the Annual Report via the link in our bio 🔗
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The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), a longstanding partner of the IKEA Foundation, has contributed to a growing demand for corporate decarbonisation.
In 2023 alone, the SBTi doubled its corporate validations. 4,204 companies have been validated so far for their ambitious emission reduction targets.
What’s more, the SBTi has now been granted charitable status, taking its place as an independent entity and using our $18m funding pledge to drive ambitious corporate #ClimateAction 🌍
Read more about this exciting news by following the link in our bio 🔗 #CorporateClimateAction
⏰ Every second counts when trying to transform our broken food system.
Insights from our partner FSEC’s new Global Policy Report highlight the urgent need to transform food systems and the enormous benefits of doing so for #PeopleAndPlanet. 🌍
The #HiddenFoodCosts continue to accumulate — within the 10 seconds you spent reading this post, another $4,684,155 was incurred… 💸
We need to act now to transition to food systems that are good for people and the planet.
Learn more about #FoodSystemsTransformation and the hidden food costs by following the link in our bio 🔗