In recent years, there has been a large increase in philanthropic activity and investments focused on climate change mitigation strategies and initiatives, with giving towards climate causes increasing to approx. $7-12 billion in 2021 (ClimateWorks, 2022). This increase comes as a response to the understanding that climate change is having direct and adverse effects on the health of the planet and communities, particularly vulnerable populations.

With this in mind and in anticipation of the UAE hosting COP28 in the last quarter of 2023, the Pearl Initiative, Circle and NYU Abu Dhabi’s Strategic Philanthropy Initiative (SPI), are hosting a forum on the topic The Role of Strategic Philanthropy in Climate Change Solutions. The convening would aim to convene multi-sectoral philanthropic actors from the region with the purpose of deepening dialogue around the role of philanthropy in the global movement to mitigate climate change as well as to provide tangible insights into how to fund for climate change mitigation best and most strategically.

The convening will take place in-person in Abu Dhabi and will entail a high-level panel discussion featuring seasoned philanthropists and industry experts working in the climate space. Following the panel session, the convening would break into multiple small-group, parallel workshops which would be expert-facilitated on more technical, industry-specific topics. Attendees are free to sign up to whichever workshop topic is most relevant or of most interest to them.

To express your interest to join, please contact Amreen Vadsaria at Alternatively, you can register here:

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