AUGUST 2021 NEWSLETTER
MESSAGE FROM THE IFIP TEAM
Dear Members and Friends,
Oceans play an important role in tackling climate change, enhancing biodiversity, protecting and sustaining coastal Indigenous communities, and restoring ecosystems among other vital roles. The fundamental role the oceans play in making the earth habitable is however threatened by human actions and activities such as pollution, unsustainable resource extraction and climate change. SDG 14, ‘Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development,’ seeks to ensure appropriate actions are taken to ensure conservation of life below water.
There are multiple challenges facing the oceans and seas but there are also multiple stakeholders who are coming up with strategies to help tackle these challenges to contribute towards the realization of SDG 16. This newsletter seeks to highlight the contributions from the perspective and experience of IFIP members who work with ocean ecosystems or support partners who do. In addition to this, IFIP has been involved in contributing on the drafting of the commitment and is joining the International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change. This is a global call to all philanthropic funders regardless of their mission, status or geographic location to come together and signal their commitment to climate action. Foundations and philanthropic organisations can and should play a role in addressing the climate emergency and we invite you to join IFIP to take a stance by signing the Commitment and joining foundations from around the world on the journey to meaningful climate action.
The climate emergency is here. Commit to meaningful climate action today!