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Carbon Finance 2008

"My principal advice is to contribute urgently and in a way that is unprecedented, because those are the characteristics of the threat," states James Gustave Speth, Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 

For years, non-governmental organizations have been playing a vital role in the fight against global warming by identifying the problems and helping to create the solutions.  This program brings together the leading funders within the philanthropic community that are funding solutions to climate change. 

A panel, to be moderated by Dean Speth, will help us understand the various funding approaches being pursued by these philanthropies, identify what are their key areas of funding, and explore how a philanthropy knows when its investments are paying off.  This panel will involve Stewart Hudson, President of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Ted Smith, Executive Director of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, and Michael Northrop, Program Director of Sustainable Development for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 

February 20, 2008
4:30 p.m.
GM Room - at 55 Hillhouse Avenue
Reception to Follow

Recommended Readings

How Green is Your Cash: Eco-Philanthropy Gains Currency -

Design to Win: Philanthropy's Role in the Fight Against Global Warming - California Environmental Associates

Environment Programs - Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
Climate Change - Henry P. Kendall Foundation
Sustainable Development - Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Event Documents
Netcast - Visit Yale "Business & Management" or "Environment" in the "Center for Business and Environment" tab (must have iTunes to download)
Photos - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6
"Funding Solutions to Climate Change - A Philanthropy Panel" was organized in cooperation with the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Yale Project on Climate Change, and the Office of Sustainability.
Funding for the Carbon Finance Speaker Series was made possible by a generous grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.