November 19, 2021 10:00 am-11:30 am
Across the country, new financing models are being developed to support green investments in clean energy and equitable water solutions. Many models fund a wide range of infrastructure and efficiency investments. Many fewer invest in climate or water solutions that advance racial and social justice and prioritize investments in projects designed and led by Black, brown and native communities.
We will learn about the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF), which offers a community-led vision, grounded in justice and equity, that builds citywide resilience and opportunity by investing in communities most harmed by climate and racial inequities. The fund, created by a local ballot measure in November 2018, has been championed by communities of color and grassroots leaders. We’ll also learn about several initiatives of the 20-year-old Connecticut Green Bank, which target investments in clean energy solutions that directly benefit communities of color and inclusive prosperity.
Speakers will share their successes, challenges and ways that these two green financing models have inspired similar funds in other cities. They will also share their perspectives on the important roles philanthropy can play in building this sector in ways that help democratize investments and shift power to frontline communities and leaders.
US Water Alliance
Environmental Partnership Manager
Coalition of Communities of Color
Senior Program Officer
Program Associate Water
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
Please register by Wednesday, Nov. 17 for this funders-only webinar. Kindly contact Ashley Quintana at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this event.
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About Urban Water Funders & GREEN
Urban Water Funders, a TFN working group, is a network of place-based and national funders addressing urban water issues in communities across the country. Funders learn together, build relationships, and catalyze action.
Currently, funders are prioritizing a variety of solutions to urban water issues — including One Water approaches, natural and green infrastructure and climate resilient strategies — with a strong focus on water equity and vulnerable communities.
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GREEN, another TFN working group, is a place where funders come together to address interrelated challenges that impact people and communities, such as climate mitigation, resilience and sustainability practices. GREEN funders have especially focused on place-based solutions, field-building and supporting key networks and partnerships.
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