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Protection of Biodiversity and Mitigation of Change

The negative trends for the climate and biodiversity are alarming. While the current situation is disheartening, it still seems possible to reverse these negative trends. The world must continue to reduce carbon emissions whilst simultaneously strengthening climate change resilience. Our oceans and land must be protected while efforts to restore and rehabilitate nature must expand. Both climate change and biodiversity loss are receiving increased media attention, public engagement is increasing, and new initiatives are being created and are higher on the political agenda today than ever before.

We have chosen to prioritize climate and biodiversity for many years and continue doing so in 2024. In 2023 IPPC launched a new synthesis report which shows that the situation is worse than we thought. We therefore want to continue to support projects that aim to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaption. In addition to this, we are eager to support projects which contribute to the realizations of the targets in the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework which was adopted in 2022. On an overall level we want to contribute to the realization of the climate and environmental targets set forth in Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

In addition to this broad thematic focus, during the year we are also prioritizing keeping the world’s most critical forests standing. You can read more about “Keep Forests Standing“ here.

The Swedish Postcode Lottery Foundation also welcomes applications from Swedish environmental organizations to strengthen their organizational capacity, development, advocacy, and public perception. We also aim to support organizations that are not specifically labelled as environmental organizations but wish to implement projects that help engage new audiences in climate and biodiversity issues.

Do you have an idea related to this theme? Click here to apply for support.