Systemic Climate Action Collaborative

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Towards prosperous, inclusive, climate resilient societies

The Systemic Climate Action Collaborative is a groundbreaking initiative uniting 15 diverse partners working across six continents, with a cumulative global track record of over 250 years. Our coalition is bringing together leading foundations, philanthropists, corporations, public institutions, and more, in a collective endeavour to overcome climate inaction and fragmentation.

We are determined to create a paradigm shift, moving beyond siloed climate efforts ensuring that the scale and coordination of our action meets the urgency and pervasiveness of the crisis by aligning our ambitions, coordinating our efforts, exchanging learnings and information, and pooling resources.

We are poised to commit significant resources towards climate action and systemic transformation.

Why we are here

Climate change is already here – and its effects are increasingly devastating. In the United States alone, a record-breaking fifteen weather and climate disaster events occurred between January and July of this year, each inflicting losses exceeding $1 billion. A back-of-the-envelope calculation by Allianz insurance indicated that this summer’s heatwaves may have already cost 0.6% of global GDP. Billions of lives have been impacted by climate change this year alone.

Yet this is about much more than climate change. One of the challenges we face is, ironically, the terminology itself. Labelling the issue as a 'climate crisis' inadvertently compartmentalizes it, sidelining the broader socio-political and economic dysfunctions that contribute to environmental degradation. This limited framing risks undermining the interconnectedness of the problem, which manifests not just as atmospheric changes, but as deep-rooted inequalities and systemic failings. The crisis disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable, thereby making it intrinsically linked to humanitarian objectives, human rights, and equity and justice.

There is no more time to waste. The urgency of addressing climate change has intensified, and the window for meaningful action has continued to shrink as new scientific insights have emerged. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Synthesis report (AR6), issued in April, reconfirmed that global emissions need to start a downward trajectory by 2025. The report calls for urgent action to cut emissions by nearly half by 2030.

Our purpose

The Collaborative aims to raise and disburse at least $1 billion over 10 years globally, By coming together, in 10 years’ time, we will have enhanced and saved the lives of millions of people, and we will have evidence of what works to live sustainably and to restore our planet. We aim to deliver large, flexible, unrestricted, and long-term funding for urgent climate action.

  • Mitigation Outcome: 40 gigatons of avoided or drawn down CO2-eq emissions globally by 2040, amounting to approximately 10% of the 1.5°C - aligned global carbon budget at the start of 2023.
  • Regeneration and Restoration Outcome: 35 million hectares of degraded ecosystems restored, amounting to approximately 10% of currently degraded land globally.
  • Adaptation and Resilience Outcome: Rapidly improve resilience to the impacts of climate change for 1 billion people through behavioral change, adaptation, and environmental regeneration.

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