Sustainable Development

Advancing solutions to climate change

  • Ceres helps mobilize investors, companies, and public interest groups for a sustainable world, as well as to integrate the risks of climate change into their decision-making.
  • Sustainable Development
    The 2030 Challenge is an initiative calling on the global architecture and building community to dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The Better World Fund is leading the fight for America's farms, forests, and ranches to provide 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States, by 2025: 25x'25.

Program Guidelines

The Sustainable Development program advances global stewardship that is ecologically based, economically sound, socially just, culturally appropriate, and consistent with intergenerational equity. Human activity is causing global warming, rapid loss of biodiversity, and accelerating degradation of Earth’s life support systems. With the recognition that the impact of unchecked climate change threatens all other conservation efforts, the program focuses its grantmaking on advancing solutions to climate change.

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Funding Strategies

News and updates

Global Climate Action Summit: Actions and Possibilities

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.

Cascadia is Burning

I work on climate change. I think about climate change every single day. I think about how to slow it, how to adapt to it and how to get other people to care about it. But I don’t often have to breathe climate change.

Global Divestment Movement Continues to Accelerate

Divestment from the global fossil fuels industry has increased nearly twelve thousand percent over the last four years, a recent report from Arabella Advisors and DivestInvest finds.