MENLO PARK, Calif.—Writing in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer and Packard Foundation President Carol Larson urge philanthropic organizations to find a way to engage with the issue of climate change:
Climate change is the defining issue of our day. It is an urgent global crisis that affects everything philanthropy seeks to do, whether it is to improve health, alleviate poverty, reduce famine, promote peace, or advance social justice. It is a problem that can and must be solved — a problem that demands action now, while we still have time. And it is a challenge on which foundations can make a profound difference.