Investing in Climate Change Funds for a Sustainable Tomorrow

When you think about climate change, your first thought is likely about the warming temperatures across the globe or the melting ice caps at the northern and southern poles. Though both are certainly a symptom of climate change and global warming, they’re not the most easily felt symptoms. Water and climate change go hand in hand and water scarcity will quickly become a global issue. To deal with this threat it will take time and innovation, but climate change funds can help reduce the impact water scarcity has across the world.

What Are Climate Change Funds & Investments?

Climate change funds are impact investments that contribute to the reduction of water scarcity and the improvement of local infrastructure geared towards improving water cleanliness and safety. In some parts of the world, this means creating water treatment facilities to make existing water supply safe to use. In others, it means mitigating floods and finding new and more sustainable ways to grow food to support growing towns.

Water and Climate Change Are Altering the Way Communities Function

In the developed world, it’s easy to see climate change and water scarcity as abstract concepts. We live in insulated buildings, have heating and cooling systems, and clean water is available right at the tap. However, for much of the global population, it’s a very real crisis. Without clean water, communities cannot survive and disease can and will spread.

Climate change funds work to address those areas of need while giving investors returns on their investments year after year.

What This Means for the Developed World

Though developed countries may not notice water issues as quickly as other parts of the world, it’s hard to deny that water and climate change are a threat to us as well. By investing in climate change funds, investors are actively helping develop new technology and increased understanding of how to reduce the impact of water scarcity in the future.

Many of the same techniques developed with the funds from these investments can be used and improved upon to help bolster our existing conservation efforts here at home. When we come together as a global community and commit to improving water supplies and water treatment systems, we can make a huge and immediate difference.

Invest in Climate Change Funds. Invest in Our Future.

Though news outlets and government officials like to question whether climate change is, in fact, real, it’s hard to deny that things are changing. People are already starting to feel the shift in weather and drought threatens global food supplies daily. Only through a commitment to changing existing technology and infrastructure can we possibly hope to change our future.

When you invest in climate change funds, you invest not just in developing countries, but in your own as well. You’ll have the peace of mind knowing that you’re making a difference and growing your income at the same time. For more information on impact investing and how to get involved, please contact our office

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"In India, micro, small, and medium enterprises account for more than 80% of total industrial enterprises. According to the last census (2007), 87% of these enterprises did not have any access to finance and were self-financed."

– World Bank

"In India, the market for “toilet loans” has grown rapidly and the loans have high repayment rates. Loans have helped households build more durable latrines by spreading the costs over time."

– World Bank & UNICEF

"For people without access to water, the cost of purchasing from vendors or drilling wells for self-supply can cost 10-15 times more than what is charged by service providers."

– World Bank

"In emerging economies, 1/3 of all healthcare facilities lack a basic water source."

– World Health Organization & UNICEF

"Extending basic water and sanitation services to the unserved will cost $28.4 billion per year from 2015 to 2030, or 0.10% of the global product of the 140 countries included. Current levels of financing can cover the capital costs of achieving universal access to basic water and sanitation by 2030, provided resources are targeted to the needs."

– World Bank

"1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet."

– Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: 2017 Update and SDG Baselines. World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2017.

"1 in 9 people lack access to water."

– Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: 2017 Update and SDG Baselines. World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2017.