One Earth is a philanthropic organization working to accelerate collective action to limit global average temperature rise to 1.5°C. The solutions for the climate crisis already exist, and the latest science shows we can achieve the 1.5°C goal through three pillars of action – a shift to 100% renewable energy by 2050, protection and restoration of half of the world’s lands and oceans, and a transition to regenerative, climate-friendly agriculture. To achieve these goals, we must rapidly scale philanthropic capital to meet critical funding gaps over the coming decade.
Less than 2% of global giving supports environmental issues and climate change, and only one-quarter of that funding makes it to on-the-ground climate solutions. And less than 0.2% of foundation dollars go to supporting women-led initiatives. One Earth’s mission is to inspire greater ambition and collaboration in the philanthropic sector and to drive urgently needed resources where they’re needed most – to frontline leaders and organizations directly implementing climate change solutions.
At One Earth, we believe it’s possible to solve the climate crisis. Our optimism is fueled by groundbreaking science, the game-changing potential of climate philanthropy, and the power of community-led action. Our organization has three corresponding programs -- Science, Philanthropy, Communications -- which work in unison to help scale effective climate philanthropy. The Science program lays the foundation for a vision of the future that’s possible. The Philanthropy program works to direct resources to priority regions and projects. And the Communications program builds a new narrative focusing on climate solutions, marketing high-priority projects to a broader audience.