Environment - NPC

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Young people and the environmental crises in the UK

on 16 June 2022 , 4 minute read

Future generations must emit approximately eight times less CO2 than their grandparents. Here's how the crises will affect young people and how environmental and social charities can work better together, to help and support young people.

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Healthy Planet, Healthy People

on 13 January 2022

How health funders can make a greater impact by supporting environmental work.

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The environmental crisis for trustees

By and Lily Meisner
on 16 December 2021 , 4 minute read

How will climate change impact the the social sector, and what opportunities and risks does the climate crisis pose for trustees?

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A diary from COP26: The global health emergency

By Megan Deeney
on 9 December 2021 , 5 minute read

This guest blog details each day of COP26. It sets out how prominently the connection between health and climate change featured on the conference agenda, and why charities and funders have a vital role to play here.

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Where social justice and environmental justice meet

By The Climate Crew
on 12 November 2021 , 4 minute read

Where does the work of the social sector and the environmental crisis overlap? This guest blog sets out how the Climate Crew are making it easier to understand how social justice and climate change are connected and what actions organisations can take to help.


Tackling the climate crisis is critical to human health

on 29 October 2021 , 4 minute read

The intimate relationship between health and the environment is becoming increasingly apparent and fragile. As COP26 kicks off, funding in the health-environment intersection will ultimately save lives and our planet.

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Four ways for social funders to address the climate crisis

By and Liz Gadd
on 9 August 2021 , 4 minute read

It is hoped that, if we can cut global emissions in half by 2030 and reach net carbon zero by 2050, we can halt and even reverse global temperature rises. Here's how funders, regardless of their mission, can help.

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How can the social sector catch-up and keep up with the transition to net zero?

By and Liz Gadd
on 5 July 2021 , 4 minute read

If not managed well, some of the most vulnerable in our society could be hardest hit by the climate emergency. The social sector needs to engage with the transition to net carbon zero to ensure that no one is left behind by changes to the climate and climate related policy.

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Mental health and the underfunded environmental determinants

By and Liz Gadd
on 10 May 2021 , 3 minute read

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, our Liz Gadd highlights that the interlinkages between mental health and the environment run much deeper and are more complex than climate anxiety or a mood lifting walk in the park.

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What a theory of change can offer environmental organisations

By and Liz Gadd
on 3 December 2020 , 4 minute read

These are tough times for communities and the charities supporting them, and climate change won’t make them any easier. Whether you are addressing social issues, environmental issues, or both, a theory of change can help you to make impact driven choices that support both people and the planet.

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Why climate change is a risk to all our missions

By and Liz Gadd
on 10 July 2020 , 4 minute read

At a time of heightened demand, what does the climate crisis mean for charities? NPC recently convened a roundtable event on this topic, and our discussions explored how climate change is a risk to the missions of all charities and funders.


#BuildBackBetter: Why social and environmental charities must work together

By and Liz Gadd
on 29 June 2020 , 5 minute read

We mustn’t lose sight of the other crisis; our environment. Environmental and social charities and funders need to work together if we are to #BuildBackBetter.