Towards better climate funding: centring Indigenous Peoples and local communities

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By |2023-11-29T16:05:47+00:00October 16th, 2023|Approach, Capacity Building, Funding, Indigenous Peoples, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Towards better climate funding: centring Indigenous Peoples and local communities

“Money earmarked for Indigenous people that sits in a bank because of worries about Indigenous ‘capacity’ is water sitting in a locked fire hydrant while a city burns down because you’re worried the firefighters can’t handle the job.”

This is how Tapestry Institute’s  Standing Our Ground for the Land: An Indigenous Philanthropy describes a key issue in efforts to tackle the interlinked climate and biodiversity crises – too often,  landmark climate and conservation funding pledges fail to reach the Indigenous Peoples and local communities who own, use, and manage the land, and who are best placed to enact change.