SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

From seabed mining to White-bellied herons: changing the face of environmental philanthrophy

Dr Katy Scholfield, Synchronicity Earth

Date: 20 January 2016Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 20 January 2016Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: 30 Russell Square Room: 102

Type of Event: Seminar

Katy Scholfield will be talking about her work at Synchronicity Earth, a UK registered charity that works to provide a framework for effective global environmental giving. She says: ‘We fill an important niche: only four per cent of UK (and six per cent of US) philanthropy goes to environmental charities. Our aim is to grow the amount of support available to the most-needed conservation action. This is vital if we are to maintain healthy ecosystems, which provide the foundations of peace, security, health and prosperity. Our rigorous research identifies the most effective people and organisations protecting Earth’s most at risk species, peoples and habitats; and regenerating damaged ecosystems. Our team works alongside and bolsters them. Our portfolio reflects the inter-dependence of Earth’s ecosystems – its range empowering the protection of biodiversity as a whole. Our activities offer people the chance to join a global movement for the living world.’

Organiser: Dr Anna Lindley

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