Climate Change & Environment
We believe that climate change is the single most pressing problem facing our planet and that we must all do our part to address it.
For over a decade, this has been a priority for our Foundation.
John McCall MacBain was a founder and founding chair of the European Climate Foundation, which has pushed for ambitious climate action in Europe and globally.
In 2019, the Foundation updated its climate change strategy to reflect new evidence and new opportunities. Today we work primarily in Europe and Canada, focusing our efforts where each geography can play a disproportionate role in realizing climate solutions. The McCall MacBain Foundation’s strategic priorities are:
Strategy 1: Investing in immediate and deep emissions reductions that can be achieved within the next decade
Strategy 2: Support voices of change that can accelerate and intensify climate action
We aim to amplify voices that can show how we might constructively achieve a low-carbon future, and ensure we do so with greater urgency. The finance sector has a critical role to play in helping industry account for climate risk in business and use finance as a tool for proactive climate action. Youth voices centre climate action as a top political and social priority, and advocate for immediate action. Our grantees include the Institute for Sustainable Finance at Queen’s University, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Laval UniC International Student Climate Network.