The Kresge Foundation not only believes that low-income groups will be hit hardest by climate change, but also that these groups need to be at the table in devising fair and effective responses to this problem.
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.
The worst is yet to come, and we’d better get ready. The Kresge Foundation’s new environment program strategy isn’t quite as grim as that, but the message is in there. The Detroit-based foundation has shifted its focus heavily to city resilience in the face of a menacing future.