There is not enough funding going to climate justice, and it is not reaching those who need it the most.
The Climate Justice – Just Transition Donor Collaborative has developed strategic partnerships to increase resourcing to local civil society organisations addressing the impacts of climate change and working to achieve climate justice for their communities.
Core partners of the Collaborative include:
- Climate Cardinals
- Green Africa Youth Organisation (GAYO)
- Southern Africa Trust (SAF)
- Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYOF)
- Youth Climate Justice Fund (YCJF)
Adeso is a humanitarian and development organization that is changing the way people think about and deliver aid. As an African-based NGO, we believe that civil society organizations in the Global South need to play a stronger and more strategic role in global policy debates on humanitarian assistance and development.
Initiatives of Adeso include: NEAR; Pledge for Change; KujaLink and Core. These are four transformative solutions that are opening up avenues for decolonizing aid and giving more direct support and credibility to civil society organizations in the Global South.
CLIMATE CARDINALS, GLOBAL
Climate Cardinals is the world’s largest youth-led climate nonprofit that strives to promote multilingual climate education and communications. We aim to educate and empower a diverse coalition of people to tackle the climate crisis through our network of 13,000+ volunteers spanning over 82 nations. To date, this international movement has reached millions of people in more than 105 languages. We have leveraged the power of artificial intelligence to translate 1.5 million words of climate information to date, in partnership with Google, Translators Without Borders, and Respond Crisis Translation.
GREEN AFRICA YOUTH ORGANISATION (GAYO), GHANA
GAYO is a youth-led gender-balanced advocacy group that focuses largely on environmental sustainability and community development. We work directly with local communities to reduce the vulnerability of groups that are at higher risk to climate impacts such as children, youth and women. GAYO’s work spans across three thematic areas that are critical to secure a better world for future generations: Climate Change, Circular Economy and Disaster Risk Management.
Through our proven models of strengthening locally-led youth organizations, activists and entrepreneurs, such as the Zero Waste Cities, Youth Climate Councils, Youth Climate Governance, Diplomacy and Negotiations Training, Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative and the Africa Climate Adaptation Innovation Challenge, GAYO is committed to supported youth-led organizations to to incubate new ideas, replicate existing proven-models, and adopt best practices across their projects.
SOUTHERN AFRICA TRUST (SAT), SOUTH AFRICA
At the Southern Africa Trust, we work to strengthen the voice and agency of poor people in policy processes to reduce poverty and inequality in southern Africa. Established in 2005, the Trust works in the following thematic focus areas Climate Change and Natural Resource Management, Youth Empowerment, Gender Justice and Economic Development facilitating expansive civil society engagements in national and regional policy dialogues to ensure the voices of the poor are heard, and they influence policies to end poverty.
The activities of the Trust seek to strengthen the voice and agency of marginalized groups from the region through building regional networks that endorse effective and credible voices for policy change. The Trust aims to promote regional integration and to champion a regional agenda.
SOUTHERN AFRICA YOUTH FORUM (SAYOF), SOUTH AFRICA
Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF) is a Regional platform for Youths & Youth Organizations within the SADC region. It is founded based on the increasing demand by youth to be important players & stakeholders in regional processes to proffer solidarity at national & regional level, participation in sustainable transformation & in the agenda set by SADC Heads of State, the SADC Secretariat among other SADC organs. SAYoF is composed of youth organizations & formations working in SADC member States, taking advantage of their diversity and innovativeness to transform lives at regional and national level.
YOUTH CLIMATE JUSTICE FUND (YCJF), GLOBAL
The Youth Climate Justice Fund empowers and supports youth-led climate justice movements with trust-based funding, resources, and capacity development. We work to strengthen existing organizing efforts and support emerging youth movements, with a focus on bridging funders and organizers to enable flexible and impactful support. This is done by providing funders with more knowledge and opportunities to resource youth climate justice movements; and providing youth climate justice movements with funding opportunities and youth-to-youth capacity development.
Through our work, such as the Youth Climate Justice Study, we produce authentic insights and high-level landscape mapping with the youth climate justice and climate philanthropy ecosystem to serve as a catalyst in pooling an unequaled number of funds to people who need it the most.