This fund will be attractive to donors seeking policy and structural change, despite the fact that it is harder to measure the direct impact of a donation here than in our other funds. The Life You Can Save’s inclusion of the charities in this fund represents an acknowledgment of the devastating, irreversible nature of the climate crisis on the entire planet.
The climate crisis affects all of us, but it will likely cause widespread devastation and the greatest suffering throughout the developing world. Individuals living in extreme poverty are least protected from extreme weather events (droughts, floods, wildfires, hurricanes, and temperature anomalies) and the ensuing destruction of homes and property. Starvation and food insecurity will result from disrupted agricultural ecosystems, new outbreaks of tropical disease, and large-scale forced displacement that is creating a new class of climate refugees. According to the World Bank, “up to 132 million people may fall into poverty by 2030 due to climate change.”
Read more about the Tackle Climate Change Fund.
Our Giving Strategy
Our charity evaluation framework explains why and how our team identifies and evaluates recommended charities. Our framework seeks to be:
- Focused: We focus on problems that are important, tractable, and neglected amongst people living in extreme poverty.
- Adaptive: We consider a wide range of solutions and organizations with diverse strategies to achieve impact.
- Practical: We identify the most cost-effective charities, and encourage the greatest number of people to donate.
- Data-driven: We draw on the best possible evidence available to estimate the impact of each charity.
The Tackle Climate Change Fund seeks to create a sustainable future through global policy and systems change, including initiatives that create environmental regulation, decarbonize the energy system, and champion carbon removal practices by advocating for policy and technology changes in the global energy system.1
Our research and evaluation team works to recommend high impact investments. Contact us if you would like to know more.
- Matias Nestore – Associate, Research and Evaluation
- Katie Stanford – Director of Research