The Rockefeller Foundation believes there are some core traits cities can build up to be prepared for looming disaster, and it’s in the process of investing $100 million directly into city governments to build up those traits.
The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was 2,600 pages of doom about the coming impacts of climate change. Which helps explain why, while most climate funding is still to reduce carbon emissions, more funders are preparing for looming consequences.
In rural India, more than 400 million people don’t have electricity. At the same time, an expanding web of telecom towers is burning through 2 billion liters of diesel every year. The Rockefeller Foundation is funding an ambitious initiative that would leverage the latter to solve the former.