Despite substantial efforts being made through public and private sources, funding for climate change mitigation falls far short of what is needed. Meanwhile, philanthropic sources have begun to emerge as important sustainability partners by connecting multiple sectors and guiding funding flows. This study provides a comprehensive overview of climate-related philanthropic foundation financing and funding in China. Using a classification framework for climate change initiatives through co-word analysis and text segmentation techniques, we conduct visualization analysis to depict the changing pattern of climate philanthropy in China by analyzing donors, subfields, and flow of funds between 2008 and 2019. We conclude by providing suggestions for funders, charities, and policymakers seeking to enhance the value of collaborative governance in addressing climate change.
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This work was supported by the Young Scholar Start-up Grant, Shenzhen University and the Shenzhen Humanities & Social Sciences Key Research Bases.
The authors wish to acknowledge the support provided by Editor Jan Corfee-Morlot, Joanna Depledge, and three anonymous reviewers for their constructive advice. The authors are indebted to Donal Crilly for the support provided in preparing the manuscript. The authors also wish to acknowledge comments and advice from Yukun Feng, Hongyu Han, Bo Liu, Xuejiao Niu, Quande Qin, Fangyi Yang, Ruiying Zhang, and Weiting Zheng.
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- classification framework
- Climate finance
- co-word analysis
- philanthropic foundations