"The climate crisis is really the forcing mechanism: it is so big, so existential, so serious. But it reveals these bigger issues around humanity—the sense of fairness and justice and equality. Unless we reestablish an ethos of caring and sharing as a way of acting on this planet, we’re not going to solve this crisis.”
Credit: U.S. Census Bureau, Public Information Office
Sustainable Development program director Michael Northrop catalogues the surprising breadth and depth of local, regional, and corporate actions announced at the first subnational climate summit.
*As of December 2014, $15 million had been committed to impact investments, representing approximately 1.7% of the total portfolio. As of December 2018, $151.4 million has been committed, approximately 13.5%.
Mr. Cammack is a Middle East expert and foreign policy analyst with a distinguished career spanning the government, nonprofit, and academic sectors. He joins the RBF from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.